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directed toward or situated on the back surface, as opposed to ventral. See also posterior.


1. human anatomy denoting the back surface of the body. Often used to indicate the position of one structure relative to another, that is, nearer the back of the body. Synonym(s): dorsalis [TA], dorsal (2) , posticus
2. After, in relation to time or space.
3. veterinary anatomy limited to structures of the eye and ear. The word is otherwise ambiguous with respect to the anatomy of quadrupeds; caudal is preferred.
[L. comparative of posterus, following]


/dor·sa·lis/ (dor-sa´lis) [L.] dorsal.


[L.] dorsal.
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The biology of Bactrocera dorsalis was observed on three most common varieties of mangoes, in which morphological characters, developmental time and morphometric characteristics of eggs, larvae, and pupae were observed.
Population dynamics of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera Tephritidae) and analysis of the factors influencing the population in Ruili, Yunna Province, China.
Dimensiones: la diagonal mayor del extremo caudal del olecranon al borde craneal del cotylo dorsalis mide 35,39 mm (rota) y la anchura maxima del extremo proximal mide 28,46 mm.
hygrophila) and mites belonging to surface- and litter-dwelling ecomorphs (Galumna obvia, Hoplophthiracarus illinoisensis, Nanhermannia dorsalis, and some others).
3-5) In tabes dorsalis, diabetes mellitus (DM), alcoholic neuropathy, leprosy, syphilis, myelomeningocele, syringomyelia, and intraarticular steroid injections are the other causes of Charcot arthropathy.
Other studies, including those on Rhagoletis indifferens Curran (VAN RANDEN; ROITBERG, 1998a), Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillet) and Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (KHAN et al.
New insights into restless genital syndrome: static mechanical hyperthesia and neuropathy of the nervus dorsalis clitoridis.
1,2 It is characterized by 2-10 mm keratotic palpable papules settled on the palmar and plantar region, lateral and dorsalis of fingers.
The left foot was warm with a good ultrasound signal for the Arteria tibialis posterior pulse but no signal for the Arteria dorsalis pedis.
Normally the flow in the distal tibialis posterior artery and dorsalis pedis artery is high-resistance triphasic flow (Fig.