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vertical

 [ver´tĭ-kal]
1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.
3. spreading from one generation to another; see vertical transmission.

ver·ti·cal

(ver'ti-kăl), [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.
Synonym(s): verticalis [TA]

vertical

(vûr′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being or situated at right angles to the horizon; upright.
2. Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.
3. Anatomy Of or relating to the vertex of the head.
4. Economics Relating to or involving all stages from production to sale: vertical integration.
5. Relating to or composed of elements at different levels, as of society.
6. Medicine Of or relating to transmission of a disease or condition from parent to offspring, either through genetic inheritance or through circumstances occurring between conception and birth.
n.
1. Something vertical, as a line, plane, or circle.
2. A vertical position.

ver′ti·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), ver′ti·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
ver′ti·cal·ly adv.

ver·ti·cal

(vĕr'ti-kăl) [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.

ver·ti·cal

(vĕr'ti-kăl) [TA]
1. Relating to the vertex, or crown of the head.
2. Perpendicular.
3. Denoting any plane or line that passes longitudinally through the body in the anatomic position.