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How Do You Spell DORSAL?

Correct spelling for the English word "dorsal" is [d_ˈɔː_s_əl], [dˈɔːsə͡l], [dˈɔːsə‍l]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of DORSAL

  1. Dorsalis, from dorsum, 'the back.' Notioeus, Notal, Tergal. Relating to the back of the body, or of one of its parts; as the Dorsal vertebra, nerves, &c; Dorsal artery of the tongue, penis, &c.; Dorsal region of the foot, hand, &c.; Dorsal Consumption, &c.

Common Misspellings for DORSAL

Below is the list of 227 misspellings for the word "dorsal".

Usage Examples for DORSAL

  1. The latter being susceptible of almost infinite distention, would be unable to replace themselves, when this effort diminishes, if they did not have a mechanical art, which, resting on the dorsal column, becomes an antagonist, and restores equilibrium. - "The Physiology of Taste" by Brillat Savarin
  2. Dorsal fin, or row of finlets. - "The Student's Elements of Geology" by Sir Charles Lyell
  3. Then the chrysalis withdraws this posterior end with its many very tiny hooks, from the skin on the dorsal side, and, reaching around, securely fastens the hooks into the button of silk. - "Butterflies Worth Knowing" by Clarence M. Weed
  4. That evening he was within a feather- weight's turn of abandoning his road to the nearest station, and driving across that elevated dorsal line of South Wessex which divided him from his Tess's home. - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman" by Thomas Hardy
  5. Here, working with its legs and its dorsal armour, it presses back the sand around it and makes itself a close cabin wherein to rest for the metamorphosis. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
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