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bilateral

adjective bi·lat·er·al \(ˌ)bī-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl\

: involving two groups or countries

Full Definition of BILATERAL

1
:  affecting reciprocally two nations or parties <a bilateral treaty> <a bilateral trade agreement>
2
:  having two sides
3
a :  of, relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or the right and left members of paired organs <bilateral nephrectomy>
b :  having bilateral symmetry
bi·lat·er·al·ism \-t(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
bi·lat·er·al·ly adverb

First Known Use of BILATERAL

1751

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

bilateral

adjective bi·lat·er·al \(ˈ)bī-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BILATERAL

1
:  of, relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or the right and left members of paired organs <bilateral nephrectomy> <bilateral tumors of the adrenal glands>
2
:  having bilateral symmetry
bi·lat·er·al·ism \-ˌiz-əm\ noun
bi·lat·er·al·i·ty \(ˈ)bī-ˌlat-ə-ˈral-ət-ē, -ˌla-ˈtral-\ noun, plural bi·lat·er·al·i·ties
bi·lat·er·al·ly \(ˈ)bī-ˈlat-ə-rə-lē, -ˈla-trə-lē\ adverb

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