dorsoventrally

ADVERB
  1. in a dorsoventral direction
    the ray has a dorsoventrally flattened body
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How To Use dorsoventrally In A Sentence

  • The positive allometry in both groups suggests that larger species loaded their jaws more heavily, because deeper jaws are much stronger in resisting loads applied dorsoventrally, as during jaw closure.
  • the ray has a dorsoventrally flattened body
  • The hard ticks are flattened dorsoventrally in the unfed state, possess a marginal outline which tapers toward the anterior, and the mouthparts are clearly visible.
  • While the femur could likely fold back against the side to a considerable degree, it cannot rotate dorsoventrally.
  • The bones are mildly crushed dorsoventrally, particularly the ends of the metacarpals, suggesting that they were originally hollow or composed of open cancellous bone tissue.
  • It has a distinctive subvertical, dorsoventrally elongate naris. Archive 2006-02-01
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