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Dorsum

noun
(pl. dorsa)
1.
The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.  Synonym: back.
2.
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).






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"Dorsum" Quotes from Famous Books



... habent talem habitum quocunque vadunt: semper sunt in tunicis croceis satis strictis accincti desuper recte sicut Franci: et habent pallium super humerum sinistrum descendens inuolutum per pectus et dorsum ad latus dextrum sicut diaconus portans casulam in quadragesima. Istorum literas acceperunt Tartari. [Sidenote: Chinenses ita etiam scribunt.] Ipsi incipiunt scribere sursum, et ducunt lineam deorsum, et, eodem modo ipsi legunt et multiplicant lineas a sinistra ad dextram. [Sidenote: ...
— The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries - Vol. II • Richard Hakluyt



Words linked to "Dorsum" :   body, body part, dorsal vertebra, torso, small, dorsal, lumbar vertebra, lat, thoracic vertebra, saddle, trunk, latissimus dorsi, back



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