of or relating to the suture between the parietal bones at the roof of the skull or to a venous canal within the skull and parallel to this suture.
(in direction or location) from front to back in the median plane or in a plane parallel to the median.

pertaining to or resembling an arrow or arrowhead.
resembling an arrow; straight
of or relating to the sagittal suture
situated in a plane parallel to the sagittal suture

sagittal sag·it·tal (sāj’ĭ-tl)

Of or relating to the suture uniting the two parietal bones of the skull.

Of or relating to the sagittal plane.


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