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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dorsiferous \Dor*sif"er*ous\,. [Dorsum + -ferous; cf. F.
     dorsif[`e]re.] (Biol.)
     Bearing, or producing, on the back; -- applied to ferns which
     produce seeds on the back of the leaf, and to certain
     Batrachia, the ova of which become attached to the skin of
     the back of the parent, where they develop; dorsiparous.

     [1913 Webster]

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