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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dorsal, dorsale, from Medieval Latin dorsālis (of or relating to the back).

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dorsal (comparative more dorsal, superlative most dorsal)

  1. (anatomy) With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.
  2. (of a knife) Having only one sharp side.
  3. (anatomy) Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
  4. (linguistics, of a sound) Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
  5. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
  6. (botany) Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.

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NounEdit

dorsal (plural dorsals)

  1. (art) A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
  2. In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.
  3. (linguistics) A sound produced using the dorsum of the tongue.

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AdjectiveEdit

dorsal (masculine and feminine plural dorsals)

  1. dorsal

FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
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AdjectiveEdit

dorsal (feminine singular dorsale, masculine plural dorsaux, feminine plural dorsales)

  1. dorsal

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɔʁˈzaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

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dorsal (not comparable)

  1. dorsal

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InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dorsal (not comparable)

  1. dorsal

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dorsal m or f (plural dorsais, comparable)

  1. (anatomy) dorsal (of the back)
  2. (anatomy) dorsal (of the top surface of a hand or foot)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dorsālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dorˈsal/, [d̪orˈsal]

AdjectiveEdit

dorsal (plural dorsales)

  1. (anatomy) dorsal

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NounEdit

dorsal m (plural dorsales)

  1. ridge

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