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dorsum

 [dor´sum] (pl. dor´sa) (L.)
1. the back; the posterior surface of the human body in the anatomical position.
2. the aspect of an anatomical structure or part corresponding in position to the back.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dor·sum

, gen.

dor·si

, pl.

dor·sa

(dōr'sŭm, -sī, -să), [TA]
1. The back of the body.
2. The upper or posterior surface, or the back, of any part, especially in the quadrupedal position.
Synonym(s): tergum
[L. back]
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dorsum

(dôr′səm)
n. pl. dor·sa (-sə) Anatomy
1. The back.
2. The upper, outer surface of an organ, appendage, or part: the dorsum of the foot.
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dor·sum

, pl. dorsa (dōr'sŭm, -să) [TA]
1. The back of the body.
2. The upper or posterior surface, or the back, of any part.
[L. back]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dorsum

  1. the upper surface of a structure.
  2. the back of a vertebrate animal.
  3. the TERGUM of an insect.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

dor·sum

, pl. dorsa (dōr'sŭm, -să) [TA]
1. Back of body.
2. Upper or posterior surface, or back, of any part, especially in the quadrupedal position.
[L. back]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012