Sagittal axis

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Definition

noun

(anatomy)

(1) An anatomical axis or imaginary line that lies perpendicular to the sagittal plane.

(2) The antomical line that lies in the frontal plane.


Supplement

In dentistry, the sagittal axis is the line around which rotations in the frontal plane occur during lateral mandibular movement.

Compare: frontal axis.