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transverse plane

noun

a plane across the body at right angles to the coronal and sagittal plane and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of a body or object; also, a plane dividing the body into an upper and lower section; also called horizontal plane

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transverse plane in Medicine

transverse plane n.
See horizontal plane.

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