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

  Neural \Neu"ral\, a. [Gr. ney^ron nerve.] (Anat. & Zool.)
     relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to,
     situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural,
     or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal. As applied to
     vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal; as applied to
     invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral. Cf. Hemal.
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     Neural arch (Anat.), the cartilaginous or bony arch on the
        dorsal side of the centrum of the vertebra in a segment of
        the spinal skeleton, usually inclosing a segment of the
        spinal cord.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Posterior \Pos*te"ri*or\ (p[o^]s*t[=e]"r[i^]*[~e]r), a. [L.
     posterior, compar. of posterus coming after, from post after.
     See Post-.]
     1. Later in time; hence, later in the order of proceeding or
        moving; coming after; -- opposed to prior.
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              Hesiod was posterior to Homer.        --Broome.
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     2. Situated behind; hinder; -- opposed to anterior.
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     3. (Anat.) At or toward the caudal extremity; caudal; -- in
        human anatomy often used for dorsal.
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     4. (Bot.) On the side next the axis of inflorescence; -- said
        of an axillary flower. --Gray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dorsal \Dor"sal\, n. [LL. dorsale, neut. fr. dorsalis. See
     Dorsal, a.] (Fine Arts)
     A hanging, usually of rich stuff, at the back of a throne, or
     of an altar, or in any similar position.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dorsal \Dor"sal\, a. [F. dorsal, LL. dorsalis, fr. L. dorsualis,
     fr. dorsum back; cf. Gr. ?, ?, mountain ridge. Cf. Dorse,
     Dorsel, Dosel.]
     1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the back, or
        dorsum, of an animal or of one of its parts; notal;
        tergal; neural; as, the dorsal fin of a fish; the dorsal
        artery of the tongue; -- opposed to ventral.
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     2. (Bot.)
        (a) Pertaining to the surface naturally inferior, as of a
        (b) Pertaining to the surface naturally superior, as of a
            creeping hepatic moss.
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     Dorsal vessel (Zool.), a central pulsating blood vessel
        along the back of insects, acting as a heart.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of
             an animal or organ or part; "the dorsal fin is the
             vertical fin on the back of a fish and certain marine
             mammals" [ant: ventral]
      2: facing away from the axis of an organ or organism; "the
         abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing
         away from the stem" [syn: abaxial, dorsal] [ant:
         adaxial, ventral]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "dorsal":
     accented, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
     articulated, assimilated, back, barytone, bilabial, broad,
     cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, close, consonant,
     consonantal, continuant, dental, dissimilated, flat, front, glide,
     glossal, glottal, gluteal, guttural, hard, heavy, high, intonated,
     labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lateral, lax, light, lingual,
     liquid, low, lumbar, mid, monophthongal, muted, narrow, nasal,
     nasalized, occipital, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal,
     palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic,
     phonic, pitch, pitched, posterial, posttonic, retral, retroflex,
     rounded, sciatic, semivowel, soft, sonant, stopped, stressed,
     strong, surd, syllabic, tense, tergal, thick, throaty, tonal,
     tonic, twangy, unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocalic,
     vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, wide

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