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DORSUM (dorsa)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dorsum mean? 

DORSUM (noun)
  The noun DORSUM has 2 senses:

1. the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
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)

  Familiarity information: DORSUM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DORSUM (noun)


Sense 1dorsum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

back; dorsum

Context example:

his back was nicely tanned

Hypernyms ("dorsum" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Meronyms (parts of "dorsum"):

saddle (posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl)

small (the slender part of the back)

lat; latisimus dorsi (a broad flat muscle on either side of the back)

dorsal vertebra; thoracic vertebra (one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra)

lumbar vertebra (one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae)

Holonyms ("dorsum" is a part of...):

body; torso; trunk (the body excluding the head and neck and limbs)


Sense 2dorsum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

the dorsum of the foot

Hypernyms ("dorsum" is a kind of...):

body part (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)


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