bilateral symmetry


bilateral symmetry

noun

Definition of BILATERAL SYMMETRY

:  symmetry in which similar anatomical parts are arranged on opposite sides of a median axis so that only one plane can divide the individual into essentially identical halves

First Known Use of BILATERAL SYMMETRY

1860

Other Anatomy Terms

carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

bilateral symmetry

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILATERAL SYMMETRY

: symmetry in which similar anatomical parts are arranged on opposite sides of a median axis so that one and only one plane can divide the individual into essentially identical halves

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