Medical Definition of Transverse

Transverse: In anatomy, a horizontal plane passing through the standing body so that the transverse plane is parallel to the floor.

For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms".

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