dorsiventral

[dawr-suh-ven-truh l]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. dorsiferous,
  2. dorsiflexion,
  3. dorsiflexor,
  4. dorsigrade,
  5. dorsispinal,
  6. dorso-,
  7. dorsocephalad,
  8. dorsolateral,
  9. dorsolateral fasciculus,
  10. dorsolumbar

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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British Dictionary definitions for dorsiventral

dorsiventral

adjective

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

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