dorsoventral axis
(Subclass Copepoda):
An imaginary line through the surface of the body opposite the limbs to the surface bearing the limbs; the terms 'lateral' and 'medial' often are used in place of 'dorsal' and 'ventral' in descriptions of appendages [Ferrari and Dahms, in press].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.

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  • Dorsoventral — Dor so*ven tral, a. [dorsum + ventral.] (Anat.) From the dorsal to the ventral side of an animal; as, the dorsoventral axis. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dorsoventral — dorsoventrality, n. dorsoventrally, adv. /dawr soh ven treuhl/, adj. 1. Zool. pertaining to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis. 2. Bot. dorsiventral. [1865 70; DORSO +… …   Universalium

  • dorsoventral — dor•so•ven•tral [[t]ˌdɔr soʊˈvɛn trəl[/t]] adj. 1) zool. Zool. pertaining to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis[/ex] 2) bot Bot. dorsiventral • Etymology: 1865–70 dor… …   From formal English to slang

  • dorsoventral — /dɔsoʊˈvɛntrəl/ (say dawsoh ventruhl) adjective 1. Zoology relating to the dorsal and ventral aspects of the body; extending from the dorsal to the ventral side: the dorsoventral axis. 2. Botany → dorsiventral. –dorsoventrally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • dorsoventral — dor·so·ven·tral ven trəl adj relating to, involving, or extending along the axis joining the dorsal and ventral sides <dorsoventral compression> dor·so·ven·tral·i·ty ven tral ət ē n, pl ties dor·so·ven·tral·ly ven trə lē adv * * * adj. (in …   Medical dictionary

  • Dorsoventral — Die Lage und Richtungsbezeichnungen dienen in der Anatomie zur Beschreibung der Position (situs), der Lage (versio) und des Verlaufs einzelner Strukturen. Zum Teil sind diese Bezeichnungen auch Bestandteil anatomischer Namen. Während sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dorsoventral — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1870 1. relating to, involving, or extending along the axis joining the dorsal and ventral sides 2. dorsiventral 1 • dorsoventrality noun • dorsoventrally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dorsoventral — adj. [L. dorsum, back; venter, belly] In the axis or direction from the dorsal toward the ventral sufaces; bifacial; dorsiventral …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dorsoventral — [ˌdɔ:sə(ʊ) vɛntr(ə)l] adjective Anatomy & Biology relating to or extending along an axis joining the dorsal and ventral surfaces. Derivatives dorsoventrally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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