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Can anyone explain the difference between transverse and longitudinal section?

Or are they the same?

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  • $\begingroup$ One passes through long axis of the body while other is perpendicular to it. $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    Mar 26, 2017 at 9:31

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For an animal with bilateral symmetry, a longitudinal section is parallel to the anterior-posterior axis (labelled central axis in the image below). Sections through or parallel to either the sagittal or coronal (also called frontal) plane are longitudinal. A transverse section is perpendicular to the anterior-posterior axis and is also called a cross section.

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