Of or relating to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrow-like appendage.
Origin of sagittal
New Latin sagittālisfrom Latin sagittaarrow
The skull generally lacks a sagittal crest; and the condyle of the lower jaw is transversely elongated.
The latter is, in comparison with mammals, represented by its middle portion only, the vermis; in a sagittal section it shows an extremely well developed arbor vitae, produced by the transverse, repeated folding of the whole organ.
The first is a ventral flexure in the antero-posterior or sagittal plane; the result of this is to approximate the two ends of the alimentary canal.
- Sagittal Median Section of Bladder, Prostate and Rectum, showing one of the ejaculatory ducts.
There is generally no sagittal crest to the skull; and the condyle of the lower jaw is transversely elongated.