equatorial plane

noun

Definition of equatorial plane 

: the plane perpendicular to the spindle of a dividing cell and midway between the poles

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The spaceplane was launched into a more highly inclined orbit than previous missions—meaning a larger angle off the equatorial plane of the planet. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX Launches Air Force's Secret Spaceplane as Hurricane Irma Approaches," 7 Sep. 2017

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circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

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equatorial plane

noun

Medical Definition of equatorial plane 

: the plane perpendicular to the spindle of a dividing cell and midway between the poles

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