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

Definition of transverse

  1. 1 :  acting, lying, or being across :  set crosswise

  2. 2 :  made at right angles to the long axis of the body <a transverse section>

transversely

adverb

Examples of transverse in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of transverse

Middle English, from Latin transversus, from trans- + -versus (as in adversus adverse)


First Known Use: 15th century


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noun trans·verse \ˈtran(t)s-ˌvərs, ˈtranz-\

Definition of transverse

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

15th Century

First Known Use of transverse

15th century


TRANSVERSE Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of transverse for English Language Learners

  • : lying or made across something


TRANSVERSE Defined for Kids

transverse

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adjective trans·verse \trans-ˈvərs\

Definition of transverse for Students

  1. :  lying or being across :  placed crosswise

transversely

adverb

Medical Dictionary

transverse

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

Medical Definition of transverse

  1. 1:  acting, lying, or being across :  set crosswise

  2. 2:  made at right angles to the long axis of the body <a transverse section>

transversely

adverb


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