Definitions for sagittalˈsædʒ ɪ tl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sag•it•talˈsædʒ ɪ tl(adj.)
of or pertaining to the suture between the parietal bones at the roof of the skull.
from front to back in the body's median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.
Origin of sagittal:
1535–45; < NL sagittālis= L sagitt(a) arrow + -ālis -al1
located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture
In the direction from dorsal to ventral.
Origin: From sagittalis, from sagitta.
of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage
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
in the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal