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Related to sagittal section: midsagittal
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Synonym(s): parasagittal section
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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.
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