sagittal

adjective sag·it·tal \ ˈsa-jə-tᵊl \

Definition of sagittal

1 : of or relating to the suture between the parietal bones of the skull
2 : of, relating to, situated in, or being the median plane of the body or any plane parallel to it

sagittally

play \ˈsa-jə-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Recent Examples of sagittal from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sagittal.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of sagittal

Middle English sagittale, from Medieval Latin sagittalis, from Latin sagitta arrow


Medical Dictionary

sagittal

adjective sag·it·tal \ ˈsaj-ət-ᵊl \

medical Definition of sagittal

1 : of, relating to, or being the sagittal suture of the skull
2 : of, relating to, situated in, or being the median plane of the body or any plane parallel to it
  • a sagittal section dividing the body into unequal right and left parts

sagittally

adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sagittal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a man who seduces many women

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!