Definition of Transverse

1. Adjective. Extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis. "Transverse colon"

Exact synonyms: Cross, Thwartwise, Transversal
Similar to: Crosswise

Definition of Transverse

1. a. Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; -- often opposed to longitudinal.

2. n. Anything that is transverse or athwart.

3. v. t. To overturn; to change.

4. v. t. To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Definition of Transverse

1. Adjective. Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction. ¹

2. Adjective. (geometry of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose. ¹

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Definition of Transverse

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Medical Definition of Transverse

1. Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often opposed to longitudinal. Transverse axis (of an ellipse or hyperbola), that axis which passes through the foci. Transverse partition, a partition, as of a pericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard. Origin: L. Transversus, p. P. Of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. Transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse. 1. Anything that is transverse or athwart. 2. The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transverse

transversalis fascia
transversality condition
transverse (current term)
transverse abdominal incision
transverse amputation
transverse anthelicine groove
transverse arch of foot
transverse artery of neck
transverse arytenoid muscle
transverse atlantal ligament
transverse auricular muscle
transverse branches
transverse carpal ligament
transverse cervical artery
transverse cervical nerve
transverse cervical veins
transverse colon

Literary usage of Transverse

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The ligaments connecting these parts are the— Anterior Costo-transverse. ... The Anterior Costo-transverse Ligament (superior or long) consists of two sets ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(a) transverse Lesions of the Spinal Cord Total or partial transverse lesions of the spinal cord may he due (a) to focal lesions in the substance of the ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The transverse groove well seen. 12 The sanie species In the normal state. The apparent girdle of cilia is П;а 'У «n undulating flagellum lying in the ..."

4. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"COURSE IN NEUROLOGY AND NEURO- PATHOLOGY FOCAL transverse LESIONS OF THE SPINAL CORD Definition. Importance of Early Recognition of Etiologic Factor on ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The stations being markt d off at equal distances upon this line, measurement of the transverse areas are made at each itation, the depth being first taken. ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The descending branch of the transverse cervical artery (OT posterior scapular) ... The transverse scapular artery is brought into communication with the ..."

7. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1836)
"This support is effected by causing the edges of the transverse plates to deviate from a simple curve into a variety of attenuated ramifications and ..."

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