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Coronal plane
Human anatomy planes.svg
Diagram showing the three major planes of the body.
Latin plana coronalia

A coronal plane (also known as the frontal plane) is any vertical plane that divides the body into anterior and posterior (belly and back) sections.

It is one of the planes of the body used to describe the location of body parts in relation to each other.



For a human, the mid-coronal plane would transect a standing body into two halves (front and back, or anterior and posterior) in an imaginary line that cuts through both shoulders.


The term is derived from Latin corona (“‘garland, crown’”), from Ancient Greek κορώνη (korōnē), “‘garland, wreath’”).

Larger perspective

The coronal plane is an example of a longitudinal plane, because it is perpendicular to the transverse plane.

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