Definition of Dorsad

1. adv. Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally.

Definition of Dorsad

1. Adverb. (anatomy) Toward the dorsal side. ¹

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Definition of Dorsad

1. dorsally [adv] - See also: dorsally

Medical Definition of Dorsad

1. Toward the dorsum or back; on the dorsal side; dorsally. Origin: Dorsum +L. Ad towards. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dorsad

dorsad (current term)
dorsal accessory olivary nucleus
dorsal artery of foot
dorsal artery of nose
dorsal branch
dorsal branch of the lumbar artery
dorsal branch of the posterior intercostal arteries 3-11
dorsal branch of the posterior intercostal veins 4-11
dorsal branch of the subcostal artery
dorsal branch of the superior intercostal artery
dorsal branch of the ulnar nerve
dorsal calcaneocuboid ligament

Literary usage of Dorsad

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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1906)
"Head with the occiput distinctly arched dorsad of the level of the pronotum ; interocular space narrower than any portion of the frontal costa ; fastigium ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"... viewed laterad the angle of the fastigium and frontal costa is moderately rounded; lateral foveola; distinct for their entire length when viewed dorsad, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"This, the ventral division of the temporo-facial nerve, emerges from the cephalic border of the parotid gland just dorsad of ..."

4. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"This requires a term of but one word, adverbial in form, and indicating a point of approach. In Fig. 5, C is cephalad of B, and dorsad of F; A is caudad of ..."

5. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The fibres pass dorsad, converging so as to form a narrower band, ... They pass dorsad, gathering together to form a narrow band which is inserted into the ..."

6. Physiology Practicums: Explicit Directions for Examing Portions of the Cat by Burt Green Wilder (1895)
"XXIII, to be examined later. § 15. The Crista.—Just dorsad of the ... but becoming both narrower and fainter it extends dorsad, cephalad and laterad along ..."

7. The Student's Manual of Comparative Anatomy, and Guide to Dissection by George Herbert Morrell (1872)
"If the cleft between the right auricle and ventricle be looked into, the root of the Aorta will be seen to take origin dorsad of, and rather behind the root ..."

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