frontal plane

frontal plane
A plane or section parallel to the body main axis and at right angles to the sagittal plane; horizontal plane.

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  • frontal — 1. In front; relating to the anterior part of a body. 2. Referring to the f. (coronal) plane or to the f. bone or forehead. SYN: frontalis [TA]. * * * fron·tal frənt əl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • frontal — frontally, adv. /frun tl/, adj. 1. of, in, or at the front: a frontal view; frontal attack. 2. Anat. a. of, pertaining to, or situated near the forehead or the frontal bone. b. coronal (def. 4c). 3. Meteorol. of or pertaining to the division… …   Universalium

  • frontal projection — a radiographic projection in which the central ray is perpendicular to the frontal plane; it may be either anteroposterior or posteroanterior …   Medical dictionary

  • plane — 1. A two dimensional flat surface. See planum. 2. An imaginary surface formed by extension of a point through any axis or two definite points, in reference especially to craniometry and to pelvimetry. SYN: planum. [L. planus, flat] Addison …   Medical dictionary

  • frontal — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. [Middle English frontel, from Medieval Latin frontellum, diminutive of Latin front , frons] a cloth hanging over the front of an altar 2. facade 1 II. adjective Etymology: New Latin frontalis, from Latin front ,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sagittal plane — Diagram showing sagittal, coronal and transverse planes. Latin plana sagittalia Sagittal plane is a vertical plane which passes from front to rear dividing the body into right …   Wikipedia

  • Median plane — Surface lines of the front of the thorax and abdomen …   Wikipedia

  • Coronal plane — Diagram showing the three major planes of the body. Latin plana coronalia A coronal plane (also known as the frontal plane) is any vertical plane that divides the body i …   Wikipedia

  • coronal plane — noun Any vertical plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior (belly and back) sections. Syn: frontal plane …   Wiktionary

  • frontoparallel plane — any plane parallel to the frontal plane …   Medical dictionary

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