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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dawr-suh m]
    • /ˈdɔr səm/
    • /dˈɔːsəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dawr-suh m]
    • /ˈdɔr səm/

Definitions of dorsum word

  • noun plural dorsum the back, as of the body. 1
  • noun plural dorsum the back or outer surface of an organ, part, etc. 1
  • noun dorsum The dorsal part of an organism or structure. 1
  • noun dorsum any analogous surface 0
  • noun dorsum the back (of an animal) 0
  • noun dorsum any part corresponding to or like the back 0

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Origin of dorsum

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1775-85

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Parts of speech for Dorsum


dorsum popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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