transverse


1trans·verse

adjective \tran(t)s-ˈvərs, tranz-, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ, ˈtranz-ˌ\

: lying or made across something

Full Definition of TRANSVERSE

1
:  acting, lying, or being across :  set crosswise
2
:  made at right angles to the long axis of the body <a transverse section>
trans·verse·ly adverb

Examples of TRANSVERSE

  1. The surgeon made a transverse incision across her abdomen.

Origin of TRANSVERSE

Middle English, from Latin transversus, from trans- + -versus (as in adversus adverse)
First Known Use: 15th century

2trans·verse

noun \ˈtran(t)s-ˌvərs, ˈtranz-\

Definition of TRANSVERSE

:  something (as a piece, section, or part) that is transverse

First Known Use of TRANSVERSE

15th century

trans·verse

adjective \tran(t)s-ˈvərs, tranz-, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ, ˈtranz-ˌ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSVERSE

1
: acting, lying, or being across : set crosswise
2
: made at right angles to the long axis of the body <a transverse section>
trans·verse·ly adverb

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