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dorsum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dorsum  \Dor"sum\,  n.  [L.] 
  1.  The  ridge  of  a  hill. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  The  back  or  dorsal  region  of  an  animal;  the  upper 
  side  of  an  appendage  or  part  as  the  dorsum  of  the 
  tongue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dorsum 
  n  1:  the  posterior  part  of  a  human  (or  animal)  body  from  the  neck 
  to  the  end  of  the  spine;  "his  back  was  nicely  tanned" 
  [syn:  {back}] 
  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:  "the  dorsum  of  the  foot") 




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