Definition of dorsally in US English:

dorsally

adverb

Zoology Botany Anatomy
  • See dorsal

    • ‘Adult plumage is blue-black or gray dorsally and white ventrally, sometimes with distinctive coloring or plumes on the head.’
    • ‘This animal swims to escape predators by repeatedly flexing its body dorsally and ventrally.’
    • ‘In insects, as in all arthropods, the main nerve cord lies ventrally, rather than dorsally as in vertebrates.’
    • ‘During the surgery, care must be taken to protect the branches of the superficial and radial nerves that dorsally overlie the first dorsal compartment.’
    • ‘The dorsal ligament groove is overlain dorsally and flanked laterally by the nacreous middle shell layer.’