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coronal section

 

Definition: a cross-section attained by slicing, actually or through imaging techniques, the body or any part of the body or any anatomic structure in the coronal or frontal plane, in a vertical plane perpendicular to the median or sagittal plane. Given that actual sectioning in the coronal plane results in an anterior and a posterior portion, an anatomic coronal section may be a two-dimensional view of the cut surface of the posterior aspect of the anterior portion, or of the anterior aspect of the posterior portion.

Synonym(s): frontal section

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