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, symmetrical (si-metrik, -ri-kăl)
Equal on either side of a central dividing line.


equally on both sides.

symmetrical multifocal encephalopathy
inherited disease in two forms: Limousin form appears at about a month old with blindness, forelimb hypermetria, hyperesthesia, nystagmus, aggression, weight loss; Simmental form does not appear until 5-8 months, no blindness, hindquarters affected instead of forelimbs. Euthanasia inevitable in both forms.
symmetrical poliomalalacia
see focal symmetrical spinal poliomalacia.
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