- of or relating to the suture between the parietal bones at the roof of the skull or to a venous canal within the skull and parallel to this suture.
- (in direction or location) from front to back in the median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.
Examples from the Web for sagittal
Pores irregularly roundish, much larger on the sagittal constriction.
Sagittal ring nearly circular, two-thirds as high as the frontal ring.
The transverse arc from one auditory foramen to the other across the middle of the sagittal suture measures about 13 inches.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man|Charles Lyell
Sagittal ring elliptical, with a large branched apical horn.
Both principal domes larger than the lateral domes, and these larger than the sagittal domes.
British Dictionary definitions for sagittal
Word Origin and History for sagittal
"shaped like or resembling an arrow," 1540s, from Modern Latin sagittalis, from Latin sagitta "arrow" (see Sagittarius).