Definition of Sagittal

1. Adjective. Located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture.

Similar to: Mesial



Definition of Sagittal

1. a. Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.

Definition of Sagittal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) In the direction from dorsal to ventral. ¹

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Definition of Sagittal

1. resembling an arrow or arrowhead [adj]

Medical Definition of Sagittal

1. 1. Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arowlike appendage. 2. 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; as, a sagittal section of an animal. Sagittal suture, the suture between the two parietal bones in the top of the skull. Synonym: rabdoidal suture, and interparietal suture. Origin: L. Sagitta an arrow: cf. F. Saguttal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sagittal

saggingly
saggings
saggy
saggy trousers
sagier
sagiest
sagina
saginas
saginate
saginated
saginates
saginating
sagination
saginations
sagitta
sagittal (current term)
sagittal axis
sagittal border of parietal bone
sagittal crest
sagittal fontanel
sagittal groove
sagittal line
sagittal plane
sagittal section
sagittal split mandibular osteotomy
sagittal sulcus
sagittal suture
sagittal synostosis
sagittalis
sagittally

Literary usage of Sagittal

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1. The Principles and Methods of Geometrical Optics: Especially as Applied to by James Powell Cocke Southall (1910)
"THE sagittal RATS. 238. Relation between the Object-Point 5* and the II. Image- Point S1. Let 5 designate the vertex of the pencil of sagittal incident rays ..."

2. The Principles and Methods of Geometrical Optics: Especially as Applied to by James Powell Cocke Southall (1910)
"Let S designate the vertex of the pencil of sagittal incident rays. ... We have seen that the vertex S' of the pencil of sagittal refracted rays is the ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The point of junction of the sagittal and coronal suture is named the bregma, that of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures, the lambda; they indicate ..."

4. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"Formula for Locating the Position of the Image- Point Q' of a Pencil of sagittal Rays Refracted at a Spherical Surface.—As was explained (§ 184), ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"Mesial sagittal section through the cerebellar lamina. Fig. 2. Same embryo. sagittal section where the cerebellar lamina and the medulla are joining, ..."

6. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"59 A, C, E, G, and Ff. sagittal sections through the stages indicated by the corresponding letters in fig. 58. The vertical lines in A, C, K, G, ..."

7. Indian Village Site and Cemetery Near Madisonville, Ohio by Earnest Albert Hooton, Charles Clark Willoughby (1920)
"sagittal Region. The tables above clearly show a predominance of medium and broad sagittal regions both in males and in females, with a somewhat larger ..."

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