
Sagittal: The plane that runs down through the body, dividing the body into left and right portions. Subsections of the sagittal plane include

Midsagittal: Runs through the median plane and divides along the line of symmetry

Parasagittal: Parallel to the midline but does not divide into equal left and right portions


Frontal (coronal): The plane that runs perpendicular to the sagittal plane and divides the body into anterior (front) and posterior (back) portions

Transverse: Horizontal plane that divides the body into upper and lower portions; also called crosssection