Definition for TRANS-VERSE

TRANS-VERSE, a. [transvers'; L. transversus; trans and versus, verto.]

  1. Lying or being across or in a cross direction; as, a transverse diameter or axis. Transverse lines are the diagonals of a square or parallelogram. Lines which intersect perpendiculars, are also called transverse.
  2. In botany, a transverse partition, in a pericarp, is at right angles with the valves, as in a silique. Martyn.

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