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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.
horizontal mattress suture
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