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Synonyms for dorsal
ˈdɔr səldor·sal

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  1. dorsaladjective

    Antonyms:
    ventral

  2. dorsaladjective

    Antonyms:
    ventral

  3. dorsaladjective

    Antonyms:
    ventral

  4. dorsaladjective

    Antonyms:
    ventral

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dorsaladjective

    belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part

    "the dorsal fin is the vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine mammals"

    Synonyms:
    abaxial

    Antonyms:
    ventral, dorsoventral

  2. abaxial, dorsaladjective

    facing away from the axis of an organ or organism

    "the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"

    Synonyms:
    abaxial

    Antonyms:
    ventral, dorsoventral

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dorsaladjective

    Synonyms:
    on the back

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dorsal":

    ridge, backbone

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How to use dorsal in a sentence?

  1. Jim Serpa:

    When I saw the big bulbous head, the tiny dorsal fin way back on its back and the dagger teeth, I knew exactly what it was. It also had an odd blowhole thats farther up than any other whale and slightly off-center.

  2. The FWC:

    Warsaw are characterized by an elongated second dorsal spine, they're the only grouper with 10 dorsal spines ; all others have 11. Although adults usually occur in depths of 180-1700 ft, juveniles are occasionally seen around jetties and shallow-water reefs in the northern Gulf.

  3. Joanna Steinglass:

    This study was the first to test the hypothesis that the behaviors in anorexia nervosa meet the cognitive neuroscience definition of ‘habit’, we found that while patients with anorexia nervosa make choices about food, they show related activity in the dorsal striatum, whereas healthy individuals do not. This suggests different neural mechanisms are active for these individuals.

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