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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: dorsalis, from Latin dorsum 'back'

dorsal

adjective
     
Related topics: Biology, Animals, Fish
dor‧sal [only before noun]
HBAHBF on or relating to the back of an animal or fish:
a shark's dorsal fin

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