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Sagittal Definition

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


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mesial

Misc. Definitions

\Sag"it*tal\, a. [L. sagitta an arrow: cf. F. sagittal.]
1. Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.
2. (Anat.) (a) 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. (b) In the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal. {Sagittal suture} (Anat.), the suture between the two parietal bones in the top of the skull; -- called also {rabdoidal suture}, and {interparietal suture}.

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