Definitions for sagittalˈsædʒ ɪ tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sag•it•talˈsædʒ ɪ tl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the suture between the parietal bones at the roof of the skull.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. from front to back in the body's median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of sagittal:

1535–45; < NL sagittālis= L sagitt(a) arrow + -ālis -al1

sag′it•tal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sagittal(adj)

    located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture

Wiktionary

  1. sagittal(Adjective)

    In the direction from dorsal to ventral.

  2. Origin: From sagittalis, from sagitta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sagittal(adj)

    of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage

  2. Sagittal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull

  3. Sagittal(adj)

    in the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal

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