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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)
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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.
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transverse

To cross from side to side.
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Damage to the transverse ligament alone leads to approximately 3-4 mm of subluxation.
Afterwards, the transverse ligament was cut firstly and the alar ligaments were destroyed secondly using a transspinal approach (Figure 3).
Biomechanics of the craniocervical region: The alar and transverse ligaments. J Orthop Res 1988;6:452-61.
Histology of the alar and transverse ligaments. Spine 1990;15:257-61.
The stability of the atlantoaxial complex depends primarily on the integrity of the transverse ligament. The alar ligament is a secondary stabilizer located between the odontoid process and the occiput.

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