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Meaning of DORSUM

Pronunciation:  'dorsum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part; "the dorsum of the foot")
  2. [n]  the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
 

DORSUM is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: back
 
 See Also: body, body part, dorsal vertebra, lat, latisimus dorsi, lumbar vertebra, saddle, small, thoracic vertebra, torso, trunk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dor"sum\, n. [L.]
1. The ridge of a hill.

2. (Anat.) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper
   side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the
   tongue.

 

 

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