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sagittal

 [saj´ĭ-tal]
1. shaped like an arrow.
2. situated in the direction of the sagittal suture; said of an anteroposterior plane or section parallel to the median plane of the body.
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sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl), [TA] Avoid the misspellings sagital and saggital. Although the classically correct pronunciation is să-jĭt'al, the more usual pronunciation in the U.S. is saj'ĭ-tal.
Resembling an arrow; in the line of an arrow shot from a bow, that is, in an anteroposterior direction; referring to a sagittal plane or direction.
Synonym(s): sagittalis [TA]
[L. sagitta, an arrow]
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sagittal

(săj′ĭ-tl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull.
2. Of or relating to the sagittal plane.

sag′it·tal·ly adv.
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sagittal

Imaging
adjective Referring to a plane, slice or section of the body cutting from front to back through the sagittal suture of the skull and continued down the body in the same direction, dividing it into two parts, then turning one half to view it from its cut surface.

Medspeak
Referring to a vertical plane passing through the body which divides it into left and right sides.
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sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl) [TA]
1. Resembling an arrow.
2. In an anteroposterior direction, referring to a sagittal plane or direction.
[L. sagitta, an arrow]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sagittal

1. Pertaining to the SUTURE that joins the two parietal bones of the skull.
2. Pertaining to the SAGITTAL PLANE. From the Latin sagitta , an arrow.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sagittal

(of a section through an organism) being dorsoventral and longitudinal in the midline, so producing mirror-image halves along the length.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sag·it·tal

(saj'i-tăl) [TA]
Resembling an arrow; in line of an arrow shot from a bow, i.e., in an anteroposterior direction.
[L. sagitta, an arrow]
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