Of or relating to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrow-like appendage.
Origin of sagittal
New Latin sagittālisfrom Latin sagittaarrow
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From New Latin sagittālis, from sagitta (“arrow").
Sagittal Sentence Examples
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.
There is generally no sagittal crest to the skull; and the condyle of the lower jaw is transversely elongated.