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horizontal

 [hor-ĭ-zon´tal]
1. parallel to the plane of the horizon.
2. spreading from one individual to another; see horizontal transmission.

horizontal

/hor·i·zon·tal/ (hor″ĭ-zon´t'l)
1. parallel to the plane of the horizon.
2. occupying or confined to a single level in a hierarchy.

horizontal

(hôr′ĭ-zŏn′tl, hŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
2.
a. Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
b. At right angles to a vertical line.
3. Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy: a horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee.
4. Medicine Of or relating to transmission of infection by contact with or physical proximity to an infected individual or fomite.
n.
Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.

hor′i·zon·tal′i·ty (-zən-tăl′ĭ-tē), hor′i·zon′tal·ness n.
hor′i·zon′tal·ly adv.

horizontal

parallel to the plane of the horizon.

horizontal beam
positioning of a subject so that the x-ray beam needs to be directed horizontally. Used because of difficulty in positioning the animal for a dorsoventral shot, or because of interest in the position of fluid or gas.
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Horizontal mattress sutures are placed in an aorta to ventricle orientation circumferentially through the aortic valve annulus.
For the medial row in both techniques, horizontal mattress sutures were created, with both suture limbs passed through the tendon, 15 mm from its lateral edge.
The two stumps were then tied to each other using horizontal mattress sutures from anterior to posterior using #1 absorbable mattress sutures.
In the present case, herniorrhaphy was carried out using horizontal mattress sutures using polyglactin 910 suture material.
The prolapse was again replaced systematically and two horizontal mattress sutures were placed on the vulvar lips using file lash dipped in Tr.

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