Dorsum

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Dorsum (plural Dorsa) is a Latin word. In science, it may refer to:

  • Dorsum (anatomy), the upper side of an animal, or the back in humans and similarly erect organisms
  • Dorsum (astrogeology), a term used in astrogeology for a ridge on a hill, or on the surface of a planet or moon
  • Theta Capricorni, a star on the back of the Goat[1]
  • the back of the tongue, which is used for articulating dorsal consonants
  • the top of the foot or the back of the hand
  • Dorsum (moth), a genus
  • Dorsum Bucher, a wrinkle-ridge at 31°00′N 39°00′W / 31.0°N 39.0°W / 31.0; -39.0 in the border region between Oceanus Procellarum and Mare Imbrium on the Moon
  • Dorsum Buckland, a large wrinkle ridge at 20°24′N 12°48′E / 20.4°N 12.8°E / 20.4; 12.8 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon, 380 km long. It is named after British Geologist William Buckland. The feature was named by the IAU in 1976
  • Dorsum Cayeux, a wrinkle ridge at 1°36′N 51°12′E / 1.6°N 51.2°E / 1.6; 51.2 in Mare Fecunditatis on the Moon. It is 84 km long and was named after Lucien Cayeux in 1976
  • Dorsum Cloos, a wrinkle-ridge at 1°00′N 91°00′E / 1.0°N 91.0°E / 1.0; 91.0 in Mare Smythii on the Moon. It is 100 km long and was named after Hans Cloos in 1976
  • Dorsum Cushman, a wrinkle ridge at 1°00′N 49°00′E / 1.0°N 49.0°E / 1.0; 49.0 in Mare Fecunditatis on the Moon. It is 80 km long and was named after Joseph Augustine Cushman in 1976
  • Dorsum Gast, a wrinkle ridge at 24°00′N 9°00′E / 24.0°N 9.0°E / 24.0; 9.0 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon. It is 60 km long and was named after Paul Werner Gast in 1973
  • Dorsum Grabau, a wrinkle ridge at 29°24′N 15°54′W / 29.4°N 15.9°W / 29.4; -15.9 north of Timocharis crater in Mare Imbrium on the Moon. It is 121 km long and was named after American paleontologist Amadeus William Grabau in 1976
  • Dorsum Guettard, a wrinkle-ridge at 10°00′S 18°00′W / 10.0°S 18.0°W / -10.0; -18.0 in Mare Cognitum on the Moon. It is 40 km long and was named after Jean-Etienne Guettard in 1976
  • Dorsum Heim, a wrinkle ridge at 32°00′N 29°48′W / 32.0°N 29.8°W / 32.0; -29.8 in Mare Imbrium on the Moon. It is 148 km long and was named after Albert Heim in 1976
  • Dorsum Higazy, a wrinkle ridge at 28°00′N 17°00′W / 28.0°N 17.0°W / 28.0; -17.0 in Mare Imbrium on the Moon. It is 60 km long and was named after Riad Higazy in 1976
  • Dorsum Nicol, a wrinkle ridge on the Moon at 18°00′N 23°00′E / 18.0°N 23.0°E / 18.0; 23.0 in Mare Serenitatis near the border of Mare Tranquilitatis. It is 50 km long and was named after William Nicol in 1976
  • Dorsum Owen, a wrinkle ridge at 25°00′N 11°00′E / 25.0°N 11.0°E / 25.0; 11.0 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon. It is 50 km long and was named after George Owen of Henllys in 1976
  • Dorsum Termier, a wrinkle ridge at 11°00′N 58°00′E / 11.0°N 58.0°E / 11.0; 58.0 in Mare Crisium on the Moon. It is 90 km long and was named after Pierre-Marie Termier in 1976
  • Dorsum Thera, a wrinkle ridge at 24°24′N 31°24′W / 24.4°N 31.4°W / 24.4; -31.4 in Mare Imbrium on the Moon. It is 7 km long. It was named in 1976 but was not named after a specific person, "Thera" being a common Greek feminine name
  • Dorsum Von Cotta, a wrinkle ridge at 23°12′N 11°54′E / 23.2°N 11.9°E / 23.2; 11.9 in Mare Serenitatis on the Moon. It is 199 km long and was named after Carl Bernard von Cotta in 1976
  • Dorsum atlas, a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in India (it was described from the Khasia Hills in Assam)
  • Dorsum bengali, a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in India (it was described from Calcutta in western Bengal)
  • Dorsum brunescens, a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in western Thailand
  • Dorsum kwaii, a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in northern, central western and central Thailand and southern Laos
  • Dorsum teraii, a moth of the Micronoctuidae family. It is found in southern Nepal (it was described from Tarai)

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