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dorsal, dorsum

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (D)
No Taxon dorsal, dorsum
Identification
dorsum, noun: the upper surface of an arthropod's body, normally situated farthest from the substrate
dorsal, adjective: of the dorsum; pertaining to the dorsum

the opposite of ventrum, ventral