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transverse

1. Geometry denoting the axis that passes through the foci of a hyperbola
2. (of a flute, etc.) held almost at right angles to the player's mouth, so that the breath passes over a hole in the side to create a vibrating air column within the tube of the instrument
3. Astronomy another word for tangential (sense 2)

chambranle

A structural feature, often ornamental, enclosing the sides and top of a doorway, window, fireplace, or similar opening. The top piece or lintel is called the transverse and the side pieces or jambs the ascendants.

transverse

To cross from side to side.
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All 20 patients who had a ruptured alar ligament had intraligamentous signal changes in the transverse ligament.
8) Fielding and coworkers demonstrated that the integrity of the transverse ligament is an important factor in preventing anterior subluxation of the atlas, especially during neck flexion.

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