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Definition of "dorsalis" [dorsalis]

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

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

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