median plane

The only plane along which the human body is roughly symmetrical, running from the top to the bottom through navel, separating the left and the right hand.

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

  • Median plane — Median Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • median plane — n MIDSAGITTAL PLANE * * * planum medianum …   Medical dictionary

  • median plane — noun : mesial plane * * * Anat. a vertical plane that divides an organism into symmetrical halves …   Useful english dictionary

  • median plane — Anat. a vertical plane that divides an organism into symmetrical halves. * * * …   Universalium

  • Median — Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Median line — Median Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Median point — Median Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • median — 1. Central; middle; lying in the midline. SYN: medianus. 2. The middle value in a set of measurements; like the mean, a measure of central tendency. [L. medianus, middle] * * * me·di·an mēd ē ən n 1) a medial part (as a vein or nerve) 2 a) a… …   Medical dictionary

  • median — 1. noun a) A central vein or nerve, especially the median vein or median nerve running through the forearm and arm. Why is not our jugular or throat veine as much at our command as the mediane ? b) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set… …   Wiktionary

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