sagittal section

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section

 [sek´shun]
1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.
abdominal section laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section external urethrotomy.
sagittal section a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's histologic sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.

sag·it·tal sec·tion

a cross section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body, or any anatomic structure in the sagittal plane, that is, in a vertical plane parallel to the median plane. Inasmuch as actual sectioning in the sagittal plane results in right and left portions, an anatomic sagittal section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface on the medial aspect of either portion.

sagittal section

an anteroposterior cross section produced by slicing, laterally or through imaging techniques, a body or body part in a vertical plane parallel to the median plane.

sag·it·tal sec·tion

(saji-tăl sekshŭn)
Cross-section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any body part, or any anatomic structure in sagittal plane.

section

1. an act of cutting.
2. a cut surface.
3. a segment or subdivision of an organ.

abdominal section
laparotomy; incision of the abdominal wall.
cesarean section
delivery of a fetus by incision through the abdominal wall and uterus; see also cesarean section.
frontal section
a section through the body passing at right angles to the median plane, dividing the body into dorsal and ventral parts.
frozen section
a specimen cut by microtome from tissue that has been frozen; see also frozen section.
perineal section
external urethrotomy.
sagittal section
a section through the body coinciding with the sagittal suture, thus dividing the body into right and left halves.
serial s's
histological sections of a specimen made in consecutive order and so arranged for the purpose of microscopic examination.
trial section
the gradual transverse cutting of a tissue or structure, usually to ascertain its composition or to limit the incision to only one component, e.g. scar tissue surrounding a nerve.