Transverse


Transverse
A horizontal plane passing through the standing body parallel to the ground. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry "Anatomic Orientation Terms."
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Crosswise; lying across the long axis of the body or of a part. SYN: transversalis [TA], transversus [TA]. [L. transversus]

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trans·verse tran(t)s-'vərs, tranz-, 'tran(t)s-., 'tranz-. adj
1) acting, lying, or being across: set crosswise
2) made at right angles to the long axis of the body <a \transverse section>
trans·verse·ly adv

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adj.
(in anatomy) situated at right angles to the long axis of the body or an organ.

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trans·verse (trans-vursґ) [L. transversus] placed crosswise; situated at right angles to the long axis of a part.

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  • transverse — [ trɑ̃svɛrs ] adj. • 1503; lat. transversus « tourné en travers » ♦ Anat. Qui est en travers (en parlant d un organe). Apophyses transverses des vertèbres. Côlon transverse : partie horizontale du côlon. ● transverse adjectif (latin transversus,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Transverse — may refer to: *Transversality, a concept related to the intersection of manifolds in topology *Transverse City, an album by Warren Zevon *Transverse engine, an engine in which the crankshaft is oriented side to side relative to the wheels of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Transverse — Trans*verse , a. [L. transversus, p. p. of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere to turn: cf. F. transverse. See {Verse}, and cf. {Traverse}.] Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transverse — Trans verse, n. 1. Anything that is transverse or athwart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transverse — [trans vʉrs′, tranzvʉrs′; ] also [, & ] for n. [, ] usually [, trans′vʉrs΄, tranz′vʉrsrs] adj. [L transversus, pp. of transvertere: see TRAVERSE] 1. lying, situated, placed, etc. across; crossing from side to side: opposed to LONGITUDINAL (sense… …   English World dictionary

  • Transverse — Trans*verse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Transversing}.] To overturn; to change. [R.] C. Leslie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transverse — Trans*verse , v. t. [Pref. trans + verse, n. Cf.{Transpose}.] To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose. [Obs.] Duke of Buckingham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Transverse — (v. lat), so v.w. Traverse, bes. 3) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • transverse — (adj.) lying across, early 15c. (earlier transversary, c.1400), from L. transversus turned or directed across, pp. of transvertere turn across, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • transverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ situated or extending across something. DERIVATIVES transversely adverb. ORIGIN from Latin transvertere turn across …   English terms dictionary

  • transverse — (tran svèr s ) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui est situé en travers.    Apophyses transverses, apophyses situées latéralement sur le corps des vertèbres.    Artère transverse de la face, branche que la temporale envoie sur le masséter.    S. m.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré


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