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meanings of dorsal


  1. Having only one sharp side.
  2. Produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
  3. Relating to the surface naturally superior, as of a creeping hepatic moss.
  4. Relating to the surface naturally inferior, as of a leaf.
  5. Relating to the top surface of the foot or hand.
  6. With respect to, or concerning the side in which the backbone is located, or the analogous side of an invertebrate.


  1. A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, altar, etc.
  2. A sound produced using the dorsum of the tongue.
  3. In snakes, any of the longitudinal series of plates that encircle the body, excluding the ventral scales.

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