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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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Three days after endoscopic removal of the bullet, the falcon was reanesthetized, and the wound in the thoracic inlet was debrided and closed with a horizontal mattress suture.
The distal segment of the divided septum is then brought into a midline position with a horizontal mattress suture (4-0 polydiaxanone [PDS]) that extends from its dorsal border to the holes drilled through the nasal bones (figure 1, B).
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.

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