Sagittal plane

In anatomy, the sagittal plane (/ˈsæɪtəl/), or longitudinal plane, is an anatomical plane which divides the body into right and left parts.[1] The plane may be in the center of the body and split it into two halves (mid-sagittal) or away from the midline and split it into unequal parts (para-sagittal).The anatomical term sagittal was coined by Gerard of Cremona.[2]

Sagittal plane
The main anatomical planes of the human body, including mid-sagittal or median (red), parasagittal (yellow), frontal or coronal plane (blue) and transverse or axial plane (green)
Mid-sagittal section of a human skull, by Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1489
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Latinplana sagittalia
TA98A01.2.00.003
TA249
FMA11361
Anatomical terminology

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