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vertical

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adjective ver·ti·cal \ˈvərt-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of vertical

  1. :  relating to or being transmission (as of a disease) by genetic inheritance or by a congenital or perinatal route <vertical transmission of the hepatitis B virus from mother to infant> <vertical inheritance>—compare horizontal 2

vertically \ˈvərt-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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