- (of a leaf) having the blade in a perpendicular plane, so that neither of the surfaces can be called upper or lower.
- being in the same direction as the axis; lengthwise.
- vertebrocostal trigone,
- vertex presentation,
- vertical angle,
- vertical angles,
- vertical banded gastroplasty,
- vertical circle,
- vertical combination
Origin of vertical
Examples from the Web for subvertical
Two pectoral feet half as long as the shell, angular, subvertical, irregularly branched.
Mouth pentagonal, with five conical, subvertical, spinulate teeth (fig. 2a).
Eight spines all straight, subvertical and nearly parallel, cylindro-conical.
Word Origin for vertical
1550s, "of or at the vertex, directly overhead," from Middle French vertical (1540s), from Late Latin verticalis "overhead," from Latin vertex (genitive verticis) "highest point" (see vertex). Meaning "straight up and down" is first recorded 1704.