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vertical

 [ver´tĭ-kal]
1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.
3. spreading from one generation to another; see vertical transmission.

ver·ti·cal

(ver'ti-kăl), [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.
Synonym(s): verticalis [TA]

vertical

/ver·ti·cal/ (ver´tĭ-k'l)
1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.
3. relating to or occupying different levels in a hierarchy, as the spread from one generation to another in vertical transmission.

vertical

(vûr′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
2. Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.
3. Anatomy Of or relating to the vertex of the head.
4. Economics Relating to or involving all stages from production to sale: vertical integration.
5. Relating to or composed of elements at different levels, as of society.
6. Medicine Of or relating to transmission of a disease or condition from parent to offspring, either through genetic inheritance or through circumstances occurring between conception and birth.
n.
1. Something vertical, as a line, plane, or circle.
2. A vertical position.

ver′ti·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), ver′ti·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
ver′ti·cal·ly adv.

vertical

[vur′tikəl]
Etymology: L, vertex, summit
perpendicular or at a right angle to the plane of the horizon.

ver·ti·cal

(vĕr'ti-kăl) [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.

ver·ti·cal

(vĕr'ti-kăl) [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.

vertical,

adj perpendicular to the horizontal plane.
vertical angulation,
vertical bite-wing film,
n a small, photosensitive piece of material that is used to take radiographs of the teeth at an angle that allows the viewing of any existing overhangs, root caries, crowns, furcation, and bone loss. The film is placed vertically rather than horizontally to get a more complete view of the root. See radiograph, bite-wing (BWX).
vertical bone loss,
n an abnormal decrease in the alveolar crestal bone height indicated by a visible loss of bone on one tooth's proximal surface compared to the tooth on the adjacent side.
vertical dimension,
vertical lug,
vertical opening,
vertical overlap,
vertical plane of space,
n the plane of space between the inferior and superior edges of the body when seen from the posterior, anterior, or lateral aspects.
vertical relation,
vertical-integrated health care,
a health care delivery system in which the complete spectrum of care, including financial services, is provided within a single organization, such as a health maintenance organization (HMO).

vertical

1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.

vertical beam
the radiographic technique in which the x-ray beam enters the surface of the recumbent animal at right angles.