sagittal

[ saj-i-tl ]
/ ˈsædʒ ɪ tl /

adjective

Anatomy.
  1. 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.
  2. (in direction or location) from front to back in the median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.
pertaining to or resembling an arrow or arrowhead.

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Origin of sagittal

From the New Latin word sagittālis, dating back to 1535–45. See Sagitta, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sagittal

sag·it·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sagittal

sagittal
/ (ˈsædʒɪtəl) /

adjective

resembling an arrow; straight
of or relating to the sagittal suture
situated in a plane parallel to the sagittal suture

Derived forms of sagittal

sagittally, adverb
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Medical definitions for sagittal

sagittal
[ săjĭ-tl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull.
Of or relating to the sagittal plane.
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