dorsoventral [dawr-soh-ven-truh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Zoology. pertaining to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis.
  2. Botany. dorsiventral.

Origin of dorsoventral First recorded in 1865–70; dorso- + ventral Related formsdor·so·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·so·ven·tral·ly, adverb Examples from the Web for dorsoventral Historical Examples of dorsoventral

  • The ischium in Pedioecetes is wider (in dorsoventral extent), especially posteriorly, than in Tympanuchus.

    Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in

    E. Bruce Holmes

  • Cylindrical form distorted by slight tapering and dorsoventral flattening.

    The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948

    A. E. Treganza

  • Posteriorly, the flange attains a dorsoventral width of 2.0 mm.

    A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas

    Theodore H. Eaton

  • The maxillary part of the zygoma varies from broad to slender in dorsoventral width in both species.

    Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys

    Robert L. Packard

  • These tail movements are in a dorsoventral plane, and there is no perceptible movement of the body.

    Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus

    Henry S. Fitch

  • British Dictionary definitions for dorsoventral dorsoventral adjective

    1. relating to both the dorsal and ventral sides; extending from the back to the belly
    2. botany a variant spelling of dorsiventral

    Derived Formsdorsoventrally, adverb

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