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sag·it·tal

 (săj′ĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull.
2. Of or relating to the sagittal plane.

[New Latin sagittālis, from Latin sagitta, arrow.]

sag′it·tal·ly adv.

sagittal

(ˈsædʒɪtəl)
adj
1. resembling an arrow; straight
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the sagittal suture
3. (Anatomy) situated in a plane parallel to the sagittal suture
ˈsagittally adv

sag•it•tal

(ˈsædʒ ɪ tl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the suture between the parietal bones at the roof of the skull.
2. from front to back in the body's median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.
[1535–45; < New Latin sagittālis= Latin sagitt(a) arrow + -ālis -al1]
sag′it•tal•ly, adv.

sagittal

1. Relating to a length wise division of the body or of a body part.
2. Relating to the median plane or a parallel plane of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sagittal - located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture
mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
Translations
sagittal

sag·it·tal

a. sagital, semejante a una saeta;
___ planeplano ___, paralelo al eje longitudinal del cuerpo.
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