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lateral

 [lat´er-al]
1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or a structure.
2. pertaining to a side.

lat·er·al

(lat'er-ăl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with external or outer.
1. On the side. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
3. In dentistry, a position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

lateral

(lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
n.
A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
v. later·aled, later·aling, later·als also later·alled or later·alling Football
v.intr.
To execute a lateral pass.
v.tr.
To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

lat′er·al·ly adv.

lateral

adjective Away from the midline, referring to the side; situated on either side of the cardinal sagittal plane

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. On the side.
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
3. dentistry A position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiograph made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

lateral

Of, at or towards the side of the body. From the Latin military word latus , a flank or wing. Unilateral means occurring only on one side; bilateral means relating to both sides.

lateral

at the side of.

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. In dentistry, a position either right or left of midsagittal plane.
2. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane.
3. On the side.
4. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

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