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adverb Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. toward the back or dorsum; dorsally.
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Origin of dorsad

1795–1805; < Latin dors(um) back + -ad3
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Examples from the Web for dorsad

Historical Examples

  • The collar with a dark area ventrad and also dorsad of the fascicle.

    Journal of Entomology and Zoology, Vol. 11. No. 1.


British Dictionary definitions for dorsad


  1. anatomy towards the back or dorsal aspect
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin dorsum back + ad to, towards
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dorsad in Medicine


  1. In the direction of the back; dorsally.
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