Meaning of dorsiventral in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɔːsɪˈvɛntr(ə)l/


  • 1Botany
    (of a leaf or other part of a plant) having dissimilar dorsal and ventral surfaces.

    ‘The older second leaf becomes dorsiventral to the first.’
    • ‘It has a thin crustose dorsiventral thallus.’
    • ‘Despite the great diversity of leaf morphology, all leaves are defined by a flattened dorsiventral transactional symmetry, determinate development, and initiation from the flanks of the shoot apical meristem.’
    • ‘A typical maize leaf can be divided along three axes, the proximodistal, mediolateral, and dorsiventral or ad/abaxial.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for dorsoventral