sagittal plane

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sag·it·tal plane

[TA]
plane parallel to the median plane; sagittal planes are vertical planes in the anatomic position.
Synonym(s): plana sagittalia [TA]

sagittal plane

n.
A longitudinal plane that divides the body of a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left sections.

sagittal plane

(1) Median plane, see there.
(2) Parasagittal plane, see there.

sag·it·tal plane

(saj'i-tăl plān) [TA]
Originally (and strictly speaking) the sagittal plane is the median plane, and any other plane parallel to it is a parasagittal plane; in contemporary usage and in a broad sense, used for any plane parallel to the median, i.e., as a synonym for parasagittal.

sagittal plane

The front-to-back longitudinal vertical plane that divides the upright body into right and left halves.

sag·it·tal plane

(saj'i-tăl plān) [TA]
Plane parallel to median plane; i.e., vertical planes in the anatomic position.