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What does dorso- mean?
The combining form dorso– 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 dorso– is very occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in anatomy.
The form dorso– 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.
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Examples of dorso-
One example of an anatomical term that features the form dorso– is dorsocephalad, “toward the back of the head.”
The dorso– portion of the word here means “back.” The word cephalad means “toward the head,” from Greek kephalḗ. Dorsocephalad literally translates to “toward the back of the head.”
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How to use dorso- in a sentence
In his Tabula ad situandos et concordandos menses cum signis in dorso astrolabii in Atti della soc.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
Petilius adversus Balist et Leti jugum, quod eos montes perpetuo dorso conjungit, castra habuit.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
As in the case of the pharynx, the lateral diameter of the oesophagus is generally greater than the dorso-ventral diameter.
The trachea, ta, is of much smaller caliber than the oesophagus, especially in its dorso-ventral diameter.
Xenarthral, zen-arth′ral, adj. peculiarly jointed, as dorso-lumbar vertebr.