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
sagittallyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb
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Then, in the riskiest part of the process, surgeons separated the sagittal sinus, an area beneath the brain that allows blood to drain outward from the center of the head.
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Origin and Etymology of sagittal
Middle English sagittale, from Medieval Latin sagittalis, from Latin sagitta arrow
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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