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sagittal

 [saj´ĭ-tal]
1. shaped like an arrow.
2. situated in the direction of the sagittal suture; said of an anteroposterior plane or section parallel to the median plane of the body.

sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl), [TA] Avoid the misspellings sagital and saggital. Although the classically correct pronunciation is să-jĭt'al, the more usual pronunciation in the U.S. is saj'ĭ-tal.
Resembling an arrow; in the line of an arrow shot from a bow, that is, in an anteroposterior direction; referring to a sagittal plane or direction.
Synonym(s): sagittalis [TA]
[L. sagitta, an arrow]

sagittal

/sag·it·tal/ (saj´ĭ-t'l)
1. shaped like an arrow.
2. situated in the direction of the sagittal suture; said of an anteroposterior plane or section parallel to the median plane of the body.

sagittal

(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.

sag′it·tal·ly adv.

sagittal

[saj′ətəl]
Etymology: L, sagitta, arrow
(in anatomy) pertaining to a suture or an imaginary line extending from the front to the back in the midline of the body or a part of the body, dividing into right and left parts.

sagittal

Imaging
adjective Referring to a plane, slice or section of the body cutting from front to back through the sagittal suture of the skull and continued down the body in the same direction, dividing it into two parts, then turning one half to view it from its cut surface.

Medspeak
Referring to a vertical plane passing through the body which divides it into left and right sides.

sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl) [TA]
1. Resembling an arrow.
2. In an anteroposterior direction, referring to a sagittal plane or direction.
[L. sagitta, an arrow]

sagittal

1. Pertaining to the SUTURE that joins the two parietal bones of the skull.
2. Pertaining to the SAGITTAL PLANE. From the Latin sagitta , an arrow.

sagittal

(of a section through an organism) being dorsoventral and longitudinal in the midline, so producing mirror-image halves along the length.

sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl) [TA]
Resembling an arrow; in line of an arrow shot from a bow, i.e., in an anteroposterior direction.
[L. sagitta, an arrow]

sagittal (saj´ətəl),

adj shaped like or resembling an arrow; straight; situated in the direction of the sagittal suture. Said of an anteroposterior plane or section parallel to the long axis of the body.
sagittal axis,
n a hypothetical line through the mandibular condyle that serves as an axis for rotation movements of the mandible.
sagittal plane,
sagittal splitting of mandible,
n an intraoral osteotomy of the ascending ramus and posterior body of the mandible in the sagittal plane for the correction of prognathism, retrognathism, or apertognathia. An alternative procedure confines the split to the body of the mandible.

sagittal

1. shaped like an arrow.
2. situated in the direction of the sagittal suture; said of a plane or section parallel to the median plane of the body.
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