Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blood-vessel or nerve which supplies the dorsum of any part: as, dorsalis linguæ, an artery in the dorsum of the tongue.

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Examples

  • It is only within recent years that medical men have recognized the preponderant part played by acquired or inherited syphilis in producing general paralysis, which so largely helps to fill lunatic asylums, and tabes dorsalis which is the most important disease of the spinal cord.

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  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • There is a chapter or two of talk among the girls in the dissecting-room and the chemical laboratory, with much about the "spheno-maxillary fossa," the "dorsalis pedis," and the general whereabouts of "Scarpa's triangle."

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  • There is a chapter or two of talk among the girls in the dissecting-room and the chemical laboratory, with much about the "spheno-maxillary fossa," the "dorsalis pedis," and the general whereabouts of "Scarpa's triangle."

    Victorian Woman Doctors

  • The somewhat frequent occurrence of degenerative diseases of the nervous system (tabes dorsalis and disseminated sclerosis) in persons suffering from malaria by Morton Prince

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  • A further four sub-species are endemic to both Yaku Island and the neighbouring island of Tanegashima, including Apodemus speciosus dorsalis.

    Yakushima (Yaku-Island), Japan

  • Distal disease involving the trifurcations bilaterally in the lower leg, with no discernible flow within either the left dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial.

    Clinical Case: Leg Pain (Part 2)

  • Distal disease involving the trifurcations bilaterally in the lower leg, with no discernible flow within either the left dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The Ituri Forest has one of the highest numbers of duiker species in Africa including blue duiker Cephalophus monticola, black-fronted duiker C. nigrifrons (E), white-bellied duiker C. leucogaster, Peter's duiker C. callipygus, Bay duiker C. dorsalis, and yellow-backed duiker C. sylvicultor.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Island endemic reptiles specific to this dry forest ecoregion include Eleutherodactylus cavernicola, Sphaerodactylus parkeri, Cyclura collei, Ameiva dorsalis, Celestus duquesneyi; several of these species are threatened.

    Jamaican dry forests

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