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Diagram showing the three major planes of the body.
It is one of the three main planes of the body used to describe the location of body parts in relation to each other.
The coronal plane is an example of a longitudinal plane, because it is perpendicular to the transverse plane. For a human, the mid-coronal plane would transect a standing body into two halves (front and back, or anterior and posterior) in an imaginary line that cuts through both shoulders.
The term is derived from Latin corona (“garland, crown”), from Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnē, “garland, wreath”).
- This article uses anatomical terminology; for an overview, see anatomical terminology.
- "Anatomical Orientation - Page 2 of 9". University of Michigan Medical School.