dorsiventral

[ dawr-suh-ven-truh l ]
/ ˌdɔr səˈvɛn trəl /
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adjective

Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
Zoology. dorsoventral.

Origin of dorsiventral

First recorded in 1880–85; dorsi- + ventral

Related forms

dor·si·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·si·ven·tral·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dorsiventral

dorsiventral

/ (ˌdɔːsɪˈvɛntrəl) /

adjective

(of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
a variant spelling of dorsoventral

Derived Forms

dorsiventrality (ˌdɔːsɪvɛnˈtrælɪtɪ), noundorsiventrally, adverb
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