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 for Transverse partition
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transverse \Trans*verse"\, a. [L. transversus, p. p. of
     transvertere to turn on direct across; trans across + vertere
     to turn: cf. F. transverse. See Verse, and cf. Traverse.]
     Lying or being across, or in a crosswise direction; athwart;
     -- often opposed to longitudinal.
     [1913 Webster]
     Transverse axis (of an ellipse or hyperbola) (Geom.), that
        axis which passes through the foci.
     Transverse partition (Bot.), a partition, as of a pericarp,
        at right angles with the valves, as in the siliques of
        [1913 Webster]

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