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dorsiventral

[dawr-suh-ven-truh l]
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adjective
  1. Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
  2. Zoology. dorsoventral.
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Origin of dorsiventral

First recorded in 1880–85; dorsi- + ventral
Related formsdor·si·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·si·ven·tral·ly, adverb
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dorsiventral

adjective
  1. (of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
  2. a variant spelling of dorsoventral
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Derived Formsdorsiventrality (ˌdɔːsɪvɛnˈtrælɪtɪ), noundorsiventrally, adverb
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