- 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.
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The third normal plane is the cingular (waist) plane: this is defined by the sagittal and transverse axes.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
Valve symmetrical in zone and valve view along the sagittal line, but asymmetrical to the transverse axis, cuneate.
The sagittal plane of the valve of the auxospore is at right angles to the plane of the valve of the mother cell.
Simple dolichocephaly is due to synostosis of the sagittal, or antero-posterior suture of the skull.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
One reconstruction was in wax, from sagittal sections, the other was a plotted reconstruction from transverse sections.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator|Albert M. Reese