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trans·verse

 (trăns-vûrs′, trănz-, trăns′vûrs′, trănz′-)
adj.
Situated or lying across; crosswise.
n.
Something, such as a part or beam, that is transverse.

[Latin trānsversus, from past participle of trānsvertere, to turn across : trāns, trans- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·verse′ly adv.
trans·verse′ness n.

transverse

(trænzˈvɜːs)
adj
1. crossing from side to side; athwart; crossways
2. (Mathematics) geometry denoting the axis that passes through the foci of a hyperbola
3. (Instruments) (of a flute, etc) held almost at right angles to the player's mouth, so that the breath passes over a hole in the side to create a vibrating air column within the tube of the instrument
4. (Astronomy) astronomy another word for tangential2
n
a transverse piece or object
[C16: from Latin transversus, from transvertere to turn across, from trans- + vertere to turn]
transˈversely adv
transˈverseness n

trans•verse

(trænsˈvɜrs, trænz-; ˈtræns vɜrs, ˈtrænz-)

adj.
1. lying or extending across or in a cross direction; cross.
2. (of a flute) having a mouth hole in the side of the tube, near its end, across which the player's breath is directed. Compare end-blown.
n.
3. something that is transverse.
[1610–20; < Latin trānsversus going or lying across, athwart. See traverse]
trans•verse′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.transverse - extending or lying acrosstransverse - extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis; "cross members should be all steel"; "from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully"; "transversal vibrations"; "transverse colon"
crosswise - lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction; "a crosswise street"; "the crosswise dimension"

transverse

adjective crossways, diagonal, oblique, crosswise, athwart one of the table's transverse supports

transverse

adjective
Situated or lying across:
Translations

transverse

[ˈtrænzvɜːs] ADJtransverso, transversal

transverse

[trænzˈvɜːrs] adjtransversal(e)

transverse

adjQuer-; musclestransversal; positionhorizontal; enginequer stehend; transverse beamQuerbalken m; transverse sectionQuerschnitt m

transverse

[ˈtrænzvɜːs] adjtrasversale

trans·verse

a. transversal, atravesado-a;
___ coloncolon ___;
___ plainplano ___.
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7 cm at the thickest point) and posteriorly by a poorly developed and narrow transverse ridge of about 0.
The yponomeutoid association of this genus is substantiated by having 2 autapomorphies for the superfamily: the presence of the posteriorly expanded male pleuron VIII, also known as pleural lobes, and the transverse ridge near the posterior margin of sternite II.
Prosternal process a wide transverse ridge, either straight or slightly curved, convex side to the front, the outer corners each bearing a minute erect tubercle, the whole tending towards a weakly bifid condition (Fig.
Molars of the Jefferson mammoth are known to consist of alternating transverse ridge plates composed of cement, dentine, and enamel, the third molar is the largest tooth; the upper third molar generally has 25 ridge plates, the lower third molar 24.
The new species has a large semicircular process posteromedially on tergum 9 that bears a distinct transverse ridge medially, the lateral lobe of tergum 10 is bifurcate apically, and cerci exhibit a small, sessile spine subapically.
55), sides widest at middle and constricted at base; pronotal base lobed at central third; fore angles right, hind angles obtuse; pronotal surface with a transverse, central ridge extending from side to side, and 2 anterior, central, convergent ridges extending from each side of midline of transverse ridge to anterior border; ridges delimiting 4 depressions as follows: two on anterolateral regions, one central, and one on basal third; ridges and depressions with umbilicate, large, dense punctures.
Thorax: Meso and metathorax tergites, and abdominal tergites and ventrites 18 each with 1 transverse ridge near anterior margin, ridge on ventral surface of abdominal segment 1 lightly sclerotized.

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