• (adj): Facing away from the axis of an organ or organism.
    Synonyms: abaxial
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dorsal:

Dorsal Ligament
... Dorsal ligament can refer to Dorsal radioulnar ligament Dorsal radiocarpal ligament Dorsal cuboideonavicular ligament Dorsal intercarpal ligament Dorsal ...
Snake Mackerel - Description
... There are two dorsal fins the first is long and spiny, and is followed immediately by the second, which contains 1 tiny spine and 11-14 soft rays ... The anal fin originates opposite the second dorsal fin and consists of 2 free spines followed by 1 spine and 10-12 rays ... The dorsal and anal fins are followed by 6-7 finlets ...
Lobopod Gut - Representative Taxa
... with long, stilt-like legs and mysterious fleshy dorsal protuberances, and was long considered a prime example of the way in which nature experimented with the most ... this reconstruction had placed the animal upside-down interpreting the "stilts" as dorsal spines made it clear that the fleshy "dorsal" protuberances were actually legs ...
Stout Whiting - Description
... is similar in appearance to a number of Australian sillaginids, with dorsal fin and swimbladder morphology the best identification features ... Like most sillaginids, the stout whiting has a slightly more convex dorsal profile compared to the ventral profile, reflecting the benthic nature of the species ... The dorsal fin is composed of 2 sections the first consisting of 11 spines and the second of 1 spine followed by 16 to 18 soft rays ...
Stemonidium Hypomelas - Description
... The dorsal profile from the back of the head to the base of the rostrum is nearly straight the jaws are long and taper to a very delicate, slender tip, with the ... The long dorsal and anal fins both begin about half a head length behind the gill opening ... The first fin rays of the dorsal fin are delicate and difficult to detect ...

More definitions of "dorsal":

  • (adj): Belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part.
    Example: "The dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"