AskDefine | Define dorsum

Dictionary Definition



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" [also: dorsa (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. back, part of the body between the neck and buttocks
  2. ridge, summit



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Extensive Definition

Dorsum (plural Dorsa) is a Latin word. In science, it could mean:
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