transverse section


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trans·verse sec·tion

a cross section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, that is, a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a right angle. Because actual sectioning in the transverse plane results in inferior and superior portions, an anatomic transverse section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface on the inferior aspect of the superior portion, or of the superior aspect of the inferior portion. By convention, in medical imaging transverse sections usually demonstrate the former.
Synonym(s): axial section
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trans·verse sec·tion

(trans-vĕrs' sek'shŭn)
A cross-section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, i.e., a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a right angle. Because actual sectioning in the transverse plane results in an inferior and a superior portion, an anatomic transverse section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface on the inferior aspect of the superior portion, or of the superior aspect of the inferior portion. By convention, in medical imaging, transverse sections demonstrate the former unless otherwise stated.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trans·verse sec·tion

(trans-vĕrs' sek'shŭn)
A cross-section obtained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body structure, in a horizontal plane, i.e., a plane that intersects the longitudinal axis at a angle.
Synonym(s): axial section.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A transverse section prepared across both the kidney and nephridial gland, including the anterior end of the small intestine loop connecting the tissues, is examined.
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Macroscopic observations were made on the surface of this tablet in tangential section; samples were taken in transverse section at the location of earlier samples removed in 1933 (Lavachery 1934: 70).
Priority was given to transverse sections, and if the right sagitta was damaged during preparation, the left sagitta was used (n=8).
(ii) [T.sub.i] = [pi] {x [element of] [X.sub.A] : [x.sub.0] = i} is contained in a transverse section of diameter at most [element of], for i = 1,...., k
Foster's Chek Lap Kok in Hong Kong, as can be seen from our short coverage, promises to be even more dramatic experientially, for the trains actually enter the building and their platforms become part of it (look at the transverse section of the terminal on p55): it will doubtless become the international airport for much of south China.
As seen in face view of the outer wall surface (from a transverse section of the wood).
Epidermis either of YL or ML was unisseriate, composed of rectangular cells in transverse section, but covered by a thicker cuticle in ML.
In transverse section, each leaf and leaflet can be divided into 2 areas: the basal area, which consists mainly of large mucus cells and the apical area that contains a mixture of supporting cells, sensory cells, and small mucus-secreting cells having goblet appearance (Figs.

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