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is a Latin
Latin is an Italic language originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It, along with most European languages, is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Although it is considered a dead language, a number of scholars and members of the Christian clergy speak it fluently, and...
word. In science, it could mean:
- Dorsum (anatomy)
In anatomy, the dorsum is the upper side of animals that typically run, fly, or swim in a horizontal position, and the back side of animals that walk upright. In vertebrates the dorsum contains the backbone. The term dorsal refers to anatomical structures that are either situated toward or grow...
, the posterior side of an animal
- Dorsum (astrogeology), a term used in astrogeology for a ridge
- Theta Capricorni
Theta Capricorni is a star in the constellation Capricornus. θ Capricorni is a white A-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.08...
, a star on the back of the Goat
Capricornus is one of the constellations of the zodiac; it is often called Capricorn, especially when referring to the corresponding astrological sign. Its name is Latin for "horned male goat" or "goat horn", and it is commonly represented in the form of a sea-goat: a mythical creature that is half...