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Sagittal meaning

sagittal - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull.
  2. 2. In the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal.

sagittal - examples of usage

  1. The transverse arc from one auditory foramen to the other across the middle of the sagittal suture measures about 13 inches. - "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
  2. The sagittal crest is insignificant; the occipital crest is high, but not very massive. - "A Bilateral Division of the Parietal Bone in a Chimpanzee; with a Special Reference to the Oblique Sutures in the Parietal Bulletin of the AMNH, Vol. XIII, Article XXI, pp. 281-295, Dec. 31, 1900", Ales Hrdlicka.
  3. The point at which the division has reached the sagittal suture is situated a little behind the middle of the latter. - "A Bilateral Division of the Parietal Bone in a Chimpanzee; with a Special Reference to the Oblique Sutures in the Parietal Bulletin of the AMNH, Vol. XIII, Article XXI, pp. 281-295, Dec. 31, 1900", Ales Hrdlicka.
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