Sag"it*tal (?), a. [L. sagitta an arrow: cf. F. saguttal.]
Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arowlike appendage.
2. Anat. (a)
Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull.
In the mesial plane; as, a sagittal section of an animal.
Sagittal suture Anat., the suture between the two parietal bones in the top of the skull; -- called also rabdoidal suture, and interparietal suture.
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