- a blood vessel or nerve serving the back of the part with which it is associated.
Origin of dorsalis
From New Latin; see origin at dorsal1
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Examples from the Web for dorsalis
We must remember that on the dorsal surface of the foot in man we find but a single muscle—the dorsalis pedis.
As for the dorsalis pedis of the ox and the horse, it is extremely rudimentary, and occupies the superior part of the canon.
Pinna dorsalis corpore pen qualis, radiis simplicibus flexilibus.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I
The pharyngeal part is supplied by the dorsalis linguæ branch.
In the savannas Rhinophrynus dorsalis, Engystomops pustulosus, and Gastrophryne usta are fossorial species.