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horizontal

1. measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
2. Economics relating to identical stages of commercial activity

horizontal

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl]
(science and technology)
Being in a plane perpendicular to the gravitational field, that is, perpendicular to a plumb line, at a given point on the earth's surface.

horizontal

At right angles to the direction of gravity; on the level; parallel to the horizon; neither vertical nor inclined.
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Surgical debridement was performed, with the hawk under general anesthesia as previously described, and the wound was closed with 4-0 nylon horizontal mattress sutures.
The incision is closed with one or two buried dissolvable sutures while the skin is approximated with 6-0 gut horizontal mattress sutures.
Penrose drain was incorporated in the subcutaneous and skin incision was close by applying interrupted horizontal mattress sutures using nylon monofilament suture ethilon (Ethicon, UK).
The first line of horizontal mattress sutures, using 3-0 silk suture, was placed just below the ventral surface of the tongue.

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