Definitions for: Bilateral


[adj] having two sides or parts
[adj] having identical parts on each side of an axis



Webster (1913) Definition: Bi*lat"er*al, a. [Pref. bi- + lateral: cf. F.
bilat['e]ral.]
1. Having two sides; arranged upon two sides; affecting two
sides or two parties.

2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to the two sides of a central
area or organ, or of a central axis; as, bilateral
symmetry in animals, where there is a similarity of parts
on the right and left sides of the body.

Synonyms: bilaterally symmetric, bilaterally symmetrical, bipartite, isobilateral, joint, symmetric, symmetrical, two-party, two-sided, two-way

Antonyms: many-sided, multilateral, one-sided, unilateral

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