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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.

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]

dorsum

/dor·sum/ (dor´sum) pl. dor´sa   [L.]
1. the back.
2. the aspect of an anatomical structure or part corresponding in position to the back; posterior in the human.

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.

dorsum

[dôr′səm]
Etymology: L, dorsum, back
the back of the body or the posterior or upper surface of a body part.

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]

dorsum

  1. the upper surface of a structure.
  2. the back of a vertebrate animal.
  3. the TERGUM of an insect.

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]

dorsum

pl. dorsa [L.]
1. the back; the superior surface of a body or body part, as of the paw or foot.
2. the aspect of an anatomical structure or part corresponding in position to the back; posterior in the human.
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The nasomental angle is an angle between a line drawn through the nasal dorsum and a line drawn from the nasal tip to the soft tissue at the pogonion.
Dorsum wider anteriorly, narrowing posteriorly without concave area at level of setae R1; Setae Z4 close to S4, in straight line in position; all sternal setae short, not reaching to the base of next setae in line; calyx elongate .
6 It has been reported that anthrax seen in the hand region presents on the dorsum of the hand7 involving the thickness of palmar skin The protective function of sweat glands is affected and chaps develop depending on weather conditions.
According to this method, the ITA was outlined by dorsum sellae cranially, internal table of the occipital bone dorsally, the clivus ventrally and the McRae line caudally, whereas, STA was the area between dorsum sellae and the internal tables of the bones in the supratentorial compartment, excluding the sella turcica.
Another needle was inserted into Liver-3 (LR-3), which is located on the dorsum of the foot, between the first and second metatarsals.
In addition, the presence of perioral lesions and peripheral vesicles on the dorsum rather than palmar/plantar surface of the hands and feet represents a unique phenotype of HFMD that could be confused with herpes simplex or varicella-zoster virus infections.
On examination there was localised absence of filiform papillae on the dorsum of the tongue and the affected area was erythematous and irregular in shape with raised white margins.
The paired, or mostly paired, black dots or dashes on the mantle dorsum of P.
Some noted variation in these specimens include: canthus rostralis well-defined; tip of snout almost truncate in dorsal and lateral views; tympanum separated from eye by about its own horizontal length; a single tubercle posterior to corner of the mouth may be present at level of upper arm insertion; tongue oval, entire to deeply notched; posterior 3/5 of tongue not adherent to floor of mouth; dorsum with conspicuous tubercles on lower back; flanks bearing tubercles; largest disc on third finger about 1.
Remitting, seronegative, symmetric synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is a syndrome with an acute onset, benign course characterized by rheumatoid factor seronegativity, edema on the dorsum of the hands and feet, symmetric distal synovitis, and flexor tendinitis on the fingers.
1) Intra-ocular space furnished with a dense cluster of thick bristles (not as dense on females); 2) dorsum of male abdomen bearing a distinctive specialization (see type species description below); 3) pseudepiphallus semitubular, dorsally bearing a pair of longitudinal carinae which delimit a broad and shallow sulcus; 4) each pseudepiphallic paramere with a pair of spines, the smaller one
Less noticeable dysfunction associated with drop foot includes paresis of foot eversion and sensory impairment on the dorsum of the foot and lateral leg.