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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012