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transverse (adj.)

"lying across," early 15c. (earlier transversary, c. 1400), from Latin transversus "turned or directed across," past participle of transvertere "turn across," from trans "across" (see trans-) + vertere "to turn" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). The verb transvert is recorded from late 14c.

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Definitions of transverse from WordNet

transverse (adj.)
extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis;
transverse colon
from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully
Synonyms: cross / transversal / thwartwise
From wordnet.princeton.edu