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Parasagittal plane

Definition

noun

(anatomy) A plane situated alongside or parallel to the sagittal plane, but not including the median plane passing through the midline.


Supplement

An example is the midclavicular line crossing through the clavicle.


Word origin: from Greek, para, beside + sagittal.

Compare: median plane, sagittal plane.


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