Botany. having distinct dorsal and ventral sides, as most foliage leaves.
Origin of dorsiventral
Related formsdor·si·ven·tral·i·ty, noundor·si·ven·tral·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1880–85; dorsi-
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Examples from the Web for dorsiventral
Historical Examples of dorsiventral
The internal structure of bilateral or dorsiventral organs is largely determined by the direction of the rays.
In Monocotyledons a similar advance from hypogyny to epigyny is observed, and from the dorsiventral to the radial type of flower.
They act on organs which exhibit all degrees of physiological differentiation, from the radial to the dorsiventral.
Thick lines represent the more excitable side of an anisotropic or dorsiventral organ.
We shall presently find that a dorsiventral organ responds to lateral stimulus by torsion.
British Dictionary definitions for dorsiventral
Derived Formsdorsiventrality (ˌdɔːsɪvɛnˈtrælɪtɪ), noundorsiventrally, adverb
(of leaves and similar flat parts) having distinct upper and lower faces
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