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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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The upper jaw is sagittally sectioned with scissors to obtain two symmetrical half beaks, which are cleaned by hand with water.
This evidence included the dissection of the eyes, identified by the presence of sagittally oriented sawing on either side of orbit.
One must be careful in reporting cell shape of rays because particular rays may not be sectioned through their central portions (sagittally), and thus fewer procumbent ray cells may appear to be present.
The left lung tissue was fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde, embedded in paraffin, cut sagittally into 4-mm sections, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and Alcian blue-periodic acid Schiff (AB-PAS) for histological analysis.
The eyes were enucleated and fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde (PFA) solution, and then sectioned sagittally (4 [micro]m) so that each section that passed through or next to the optic nerve was collected.
Specifically, when the body is sagittally forward, the body is out of what Dubousset termed the "conus of economy." Dubousset's conus of economy theory states that the body adapts to changes in balance in order to regulate the center of gravity over as narrow a perimeter as possible.
So, a patient with a round foramen magnum without significant protrusion of the occipital condyles into the foramen magnum will require less bony resection than a patient with an ovoid foramen magnum with medially protuberant and sagittally inclined occipital condyles; however both patients have similar lesions [13].
The patient was sitting up and the level of the T7 transverse process was located just 3 cm laterally from the midline using a 15-6 MHz linear ultrasound probe (SonoSite, X-Porte, Bothell, Washington) oriented sagittally (Figure 1).
Specimens were sagittally resected into 5 [micro]m-thick slices and stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) to distinguish the bone and soft tissues, especially regenerative bone.
Tuson, "Sagittally split fracture of trapezium associated with subluxed carpo-metacarpal joint of thumb," Injury, vol.
Viewing the SCN sagittally confirms these patterns: VIP and GRP cells labeled in sagittal sections have been shown to receive dense RHT innervation, whereas arginine vasopressin (AVP) cells lying close to the core receive input from relatively few RHT fibers [42].