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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

/ver·ti·cal/ (ver´tĭ-k'l)
1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.
3. relating to or occupying different levels in a hierarchy, as the spread from one generation to another in vertical transmission.

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.

vertical

[vur′tikəl]
Etymology: L, vertex, summit
perpendicular or at a right angle to the plane of the horizon.

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.

vertical

1. perpendicular to the plane of the horizon.
2. relating to the vertex.

vertical beam
the radiographic technique in which the x-ray beam enters the surface of the recumbent animal at right angles.