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 for dorsum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dorsum \Dor"sum\, n. [L.]
     1. The ridge of a hill.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Anat.) The back or dorsal region of an animal; the upper
        side of an appendage or part; as, the dorsum of the
        tongue. Dortour

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the
           neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
           [syn: back, dorsum]
      2: the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface
         (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or
         part); "the dorsum of the foot"

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