dorsally the sphenethmoid is large, pentagonal, and completely ossified.
The body of the embryo is, as pointed out by Scott and Osborn, ventrally instead of dorsally flexed.
dorsally it is fixed to the squamosal and anteriorly to the quadratojugal.
The incus has a dorsally rounded body with an anterior downward snoutlike projection with which the malleus articulates.
dorsally, the fissure bifurcates, embracing the gyre indented by the caudal limb of the paracentral.
dorsally, the squamosal meets the anterior half of the tabular and the lateral border of the supratemporal.
The grain is oblong, brownish, dorsally concave and ventrally raised and convex.
The zygomatic bar in each genus is stout, laterally compressed, and dorsally convex on both upper and lower margins.
The first glume is coriaceous or chartaceous, dorsally compressed, with incurved margins, usually 2-keeled.
The dorsal ground-color is pale brown or white; black or dark brown stripes are present dorsally and laterally.
1540s, from Middle French dorsal (14c.), from Late Latin dorsalis, corresponding to Latin dorsualis "of the back," from dorsum "back," of uncertain origin.
dorsal dor·sal (dôr'səl)
Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, a part, or an organism.
Lying on the back; supine.