Definition of Bilateral symmetry

1. Noun. The property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane.

Exact synonyms: Bilateralism, Bilaterality
Generic synonyms: Balance, Correspondence, Symmetricalness, Symmetry
Derivative terms: Bilateral



Definition of Bilateral symmetry

1. Noun. the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane ¹

2. Noun. (biology) the characteristic, in animals, of being symmetric about a plane running from head to tail ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bilateral symmetry

1. Describes an organism which is divisible into equal mirror halves in one plane only. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilateral Symmetry

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bilateral hermaphroditism
bilateral hydronephrosis
bilateral large kidneys
bilateral left-sidedness
bilateral mastectomy
bilateral medial orbital ecchymoses
bilateral pleurisy
bilateral symmetry (current term)
bilateral synchrony
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bilateran
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bilats
bilayer

Literary usage of Bilateral symmetry

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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"THE problems of bilateral symmetry—culminating in the problem of left and ... According to this view bilateral symmetry is associated with and due to ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In opaque animals the color markings of the two sides approach bilateral symmetry. In the present case the markings are strikingly asymmetrical in that ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"face to the bottom; and these have developed a secondary bilateral symmetry, so that, like a worm or a lobster, they have definite upper and lower surfaces. ..."

4. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"THE problems of bilateral symmetry—culminating in the problem of left and ... According to this view bilateral symmetry is associated with and due to ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"but without any special reference to bilateral symmetry. Not only do most organic forms present such a bilateral symmetry, but the forms of inanimate nature ..."

6. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1828)
"The bilateral symmetry is when the two halves of a whole exactly correspond. ... In the animal world, the bilateral symmetry predominates in proportion to ..."

7. The Growth of the Brain: A Study of the Nervous System in Relation to Education by Henry Herbert Donaldson (1895)
"... weight—Relative development of lobes— Causes of change in shape—Bilateral symmetry—Weight of right and left hemispheres—Decussation—Segmentation— Areas ..."

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