median plane


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median plane

n.
A plane dividing a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves.
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Selection of plane of the tooth for grinding: the median plane of the tooth was selected for grinding because grinding in the labiolingual plane may result in loss of some cementum layers leading to false age determination.
The original article was written in 1890 by Ferdinand Graff Spee, and it has been recently represented that this anteroposterior curve, or curve of Spee, was defined as the anatomical curve established by the occlusal alignment of the teeth, as projected onto the median plane, beginning with the cusp tip of the mandibular canine and following the buccal cusp tips of the premolar and molar teeth, continuing through the anterior border of the mandibular ramus, and ending at the anterior aspect of the mandibular condyle.
(1) Length of the cranium (profile length) from the most aboral point on the vertex of the cranium in the median plane to the median point of the line joining the most oral points of the praemaxillae A-P (Akrokranion--Prosthion).
Posterior arch with vertebral artery groove on either side were normal, but inferior aspect of the posterior arch of the atlas near the median plane was united with the superior surface of the spine of the axis and on either side is completely free for emergence of second cervical spinal nerve above the axis.
Ala ossis ilii of each os coxae was parallel to the median plane. There was a deep cavity on facies glutea in cranio-caudal direction.
Researchers described a canal in median plane on the posterior third of the clivus.
The crown includes, radially on the inside of the tread and radially on the outside of a carcass reinforcement, at least one first layer of rubber mix having a modulus of elasticity which is greater than or equal to 50 MPa, this first layer extending from the median plane of the tire axially to the outside, on both sides of the median plane, only as far as an axial distance from the median plane which is less than the axial distance of the axial end of the crown reinforcement from the median plane.
The Median plane is also known as the midsagittal plane
The observers' task was to fixate the stimulus binocularly while either moving it away from their median plane (ascending trials) or moving it towards their median plane (descending trials) until it appeared misaligned (see Figure 2(b)) or aligned (see Figure 2(a)), respectively The point at which the stimulus changed from appearing misaligned (aligned) to appearing aligned (misaligned) demarked the outer horizontal limit of the bifixation field.
Distance from nuchal crest to the junction of the left and right nasofrontal sutures on the median plane.
This factor is applied to the axial stress produced in the median plane of the specimen (barreled curve).