Dorsiventral see dorsoventral

dorso-alar region (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, that area between the transverse suture and the scutellum, and the base of the wing and the dorsocentral region.

dorsocaudad adv. [L. dorsum, back; cauda, tail] Toward the dorsal surface and caudal end of the body.

dorsocentral a. [L. dorsum, back; centralis, midpoint] 1. Pertaining to the mid-dorsal surface. 2. (ECHINOD) Pertaining to the aboral surface.

dorsocentral bristles (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Diptera, a longitudinal row of bristles on the mesonotum, laterad of the acrostichal bristles; absent in many groups.

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