sagittal

[saj-i-tl]
adjective
1.
Anatomy.
a.
of or pertaining 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.
b.
(in direction or location) from front to back in the median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.
2.
pertaining to or resembling an arrow or arrowhead.

Origin:
1535–45; < Neo-Latin sagittālis. See Sagitta, -al1

sagittally, adverb
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sagittal (ˈsædʒɪtəl)
 
adj
1.  resembling an arrow; straight
2.  of or relating to the sagittal suture
3.  situated in a plane parallel to the sagittal suture
 
'sagittally
 
adv

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sagittal sag·it·tal (sāj'ĭ-tl)
adj.

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

  2. Of or relating to the sagittal plane.

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Example sentences
The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoidal sutures.
Lateral view of frontal, ethmoidal and maxillary sinus areas, the lateral portion of each having been removed by sagittal cuts.
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