longitudinal fracture n.
A fracture that follows the long axis of the bone.
noun, Naval Architecture. 1. . noun, Naval Architecture. 1. a system for framing steel vessels in which light, closely spaced, longitudinal frames are connected by heavy, widely spaced transverse frames with deep webs.
- Longitudinal lie
longitudinal lie n. An anatomical relationship in which the long axis of the fetus is longitudinal and roughly parallel to the long axis of the mother.
- Longitudinal ligament
longitudinal ligament n. Either of two extensive fibrous bands, anterior and posterior, that connect the bodies of the vertebrae by attachment to the intervertebral disks.
[lon-ji-tood-n-l, -tyood-] /ˌlɒn dʒɪˈtud n l, -ˈtyud-/ adjective 1. of or relating to or length: longitudinal measurement. 2. extending in the direction of the length of a thing; running lengthwise: a thin, longitudinal stripe. 3. Zoology. pertaining to or extending along the long axis of the body, or the direction from front to back, or […]