# symmetry

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## symmetry

[sim´ĕ-tre]
correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, or around an axis. adj., adj symmet´rical.
bilateral symmetry the configuration of an irregularly shaped body (such as the human body or that of higher animals) that can be divided by a longitudinal plane into halves that are mirror images of each other.
radial symmetry that in which the body parts are arranged regularly around a central axis.

## sym·me·try

(sim'ĕ-trē),
Equality or correspondence in form of parts distributed around a center or an axis, at the extremities or poles, or on the opposite sides of any body.
[G. symmetria, fr. sym- + metron, measure]

## symmetry

/sym·me·try/ (sim´ĕ-tre) correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane or around an axis.symmet´ricsymmet´rical
bilateral symmetry  the configuration of an irregularly shaped body (as the human body or that of higher animals) which can be divided by a longitudinal plane into halves that are mirror images of each other.
inverse symmetry  correspondence as between a part and its mirror image, wherein the right (or left) side of one part corresponds with the left (or right) side of the other.
radial symmetry  that in which the body parts are arranged regularly around a central axis.

## symmetry

[sim′ətrē]
Etymology: Gk, syn, together, metron, measure
(in anatomy) the correspondence of parts on opposite sides of the body, or equality of parts on both sides of a dividing line.

## sym·me·try

(sim'ĕ-trē)
Equality or correspondence in form of parts distributed around a center or an axis, at the extremities or poles, or on the opposite sides of any body.
[sym- + metron, measure]

## symmetry,

n similar arrangement of parts around a shared axis or plane.

## sym·me·try

(sim'ĕ-trē)
Correspondence in form of parts distributed around center or axis, at extremities, or on opposite sides of any body.

## symmetry

correspondence in size, form and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, or around an axis. Often used to describe conformation.

bilateral symmetry
the configuration of an irregularly shaped body (such as the body of a higher animal) that can be divided by a longitudinal plane into halves that are mirror images of each other.