cardinal planes of the body
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cardinal planes of the bodyfrontal (coronal), sagittal (median) and horizontal (transverse) planes of the body, each of which is oriented on the three planes of space
coronal/frontal plane plane equally dividing anterior and posterior aspects; it lies at right angles to sagittal and horizontal planes
horizontal/transverse plane plane parallel to the ground or horizontal surface; equally dividing superior and inferior areas; it lies at right angles to both sagittal and frontal planes
sagittal/median plane plane equally dividing left and right sides; it lies at right angles to both transverse and frontal planes