Words nearby dorsi-
WORDS THAT USE DORSI-
What does dorsi- mean?
The combining form dorsi– is used like a prefix meaning “dorsum” or “dorsal.” Dorsum is an anatomical term for the back of the human body. Dorsal is the adjective form of dorsum, meaning “of, relating to, or situated at the back.” The form dorsi– is very occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in anatomy.
The form dorsi– comes from Latin dorsum, meaning “back.” The closest Greek equivalent of dorsum is rhákhis, “spine,” as found in the combining form rachio– and the noun rachis, which refers to the axis of a flower or the spine of a feather. To learn more, check out our entries for rachio– and rachis.
What are variants of dorsi-?
Examples of dorsi-
A scientific term that uses the form dorsi– is dorsiferous, a botanical term meaning “borne on the back,” like spore clusters on most ferns.
The dorsi– portion of the word here means “dorsum” or “back.” The form –ferous means “bearing.” Dorsiferous literally translates to “back-bearing.”
What are some words that use the combining form dorsi-?
- dorsigrade (using the equivalent form of dorsi- in Latin)
What are some other forms that dorsi– may be commonly confused with?
How to use dorsi- in a sentence
The laceration at the latissimus dorsi muscle was then approximated with No.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Attention was then turned on the laceration of the latissimus dorsi muscle where the missile had passed through it.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Was not the doctrine of a chosen people, which is the spina dorsi of the bible, the negation of human brotherhood?The Bible Unveiled|M. M. Mangasarian
What may be meant by spina piscis it is perhaps difficult to conjecture; but I can by no means make spina dorsi of it, as Dion.
From its wide expanse on the back it is known as the latissimus dorsi (broadest of the back).A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell