lyingor being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart; often opposed to longitudinal.
(Science: geometry) Transverseaxis(of anellipseorhyperbola), that axis which passes through the foci.
(Science: botany) Transversepartition, a partition, as of apericarp, at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of mustard.
Origin: L. Transversus, p. P. Of transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across – vertere to turn: cf. F. Transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse.
1. Anything that is transverse or athwart.
2. (Science: geometry) The longer, or transverse,axisof anellipse.