Frontal Plane. a term used in animal and human anatomy to designate an imaginary plane that runs through the body parallel to the surface of the frons (forehead) and perpendicular to the sagittal and transverse planes. In animals the frontal plane passes horizontally along the body (when there is a horizontally extended head);

Dec 04, 2018 · Medical Definition of Coronal Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Coronal: A coronal plane through the body is a vertical plane from head to foot and parallel to the shoulders. The frontal plane is the plane that divides the body or an organ into an anterior (front) portion and a posterior (rear) portion. The frontal plane is often referred to as a coronal plane. (“Corona” is Latin for “crown.”) The transverse plane is the plane that divides the body or organ horizontally into upper and lower portions. Transverse planes produce images referred to as cross sections. Let's Examine Each Plane in a Bit More Detail. Dividing the body into left and right halves using an imaginary line gives us the sagittal plane. Any forward and backward movement parallel to this line occurs in the sagittal plane. With the same imaginary line, divide the body into front and back halves and you have the frontal plane.