1. [ noun ] (zoology) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
Synonyms: back

"his back was nicely tanned"

Related terms: body_part torso latisimus_dorsi small dorsal_vertebra lumbar_vertebra dorsal_vertebra saddle
2. [ noun ] (zoology) the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part

: "the dorsum of the foot")

Related terms: body_part
Similar spelling:   doorjamb