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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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