• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sagittate (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sagittate Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sagittate Shaped like the head of an arrow; sagittal; specifically, in botany, triangular, with a deep sinus at the base, the lobes not pointing outward. Compare hastate. See also cut under Sagittaria.
    • sagittate In entomology, having the form of a barbed arrow-head.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Sagittate Shaped like an arrow-head, as a leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. sagittatus, fr. L. sagitta, an arrow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sagitta, an arrow.


In literature:

The transverse arc from one auditory foramen to the other across the middle of the sagittal suture measures about 13 inches.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
The sagittal suture itself is 5.5 inches long.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
Associated Words: barb, ouabain, sagittal, sagittary, quiver, sheaf, belomancy.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
In connection with the latter statement, the rarity of direct sagittal wounds in the hospitals should be mentioned.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
A sagittal section of an embryo of approximately the age of the one shown in figure 1. x 43.
"Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator" by Albert M. Reese
Sagittal: equivalent to longitudinal.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The transverse (lateral), superior sagittal (longitudinal), and cavernous sinuses are those most frequently damaged.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
An adult male, with slightly worn teeth, from Dezadeash Lake has sagittal and lambdoidal crests.
"Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway" by Rollin H. Baker
The sagittal suture itself is 5.5 inches long.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
The corolla was snow-white, except for a minute, sagittate marking of bright cerise on the lower lip.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully

In news:

Complete sagittal duplication of the urinary bladder.
The three signs were the range of lumbar sagittal motion, the Lasegue sign, and the crossed Lasegue sign.
Complete sagittal duplication of the urinary bladder .
Genetic differences identified in children with sagittal craniosynostosis.
Contrast-enhanced MDCT angiography in axial (B) and sagittal (C) reformation with maximum intensity projection algorithm.
While the top of the new-found skull of a female Paranthropus robustus, left, is rather smooth, that belonging to a male of the same species, right, found at Swartkrans, South Africa, in 1948, shows a pronounced sagittal crest.

In science:

The identification of two new Planetary Nebulae in the Sagitt arius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (Sgr) is presented.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Data are segmented from the sagittal and coronal planes and superimposed onto those contours to facilitate apex segmentation in the MRI horizontal images.
MRI/TRUS data fusion for prostate brachytherapy. Preliminary results
For example, the sagittal depth (i.e. the depression of the center of the focal surface below the plane defined by the periphery of the field) of the SDSS telescope with the spectrographic corrector in place is 2.6 mm (Knapp et al. 1999), while that of the 2.5-m du Pont telescope is 7 mm (Shectman 1993).
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
Astigmatism An oblique parallel ray bundle incident on a lens will suffer from astigmatism, i.e. the focal lengths for meridional and sagittal rays in this bundle will be different.
Testing and design of a lens system for atom trapping and fluorescence detection
Figure 3.5: In line spot diagrams showing the position of the sagittal and tangential focal planes when a f15 beam is transmitted through a tilted window having a 0.42◦ wedge (left).
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system