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bilateral

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

Medical Definition of bilateral

  1. 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. 2:  having bilateral symmetry

bilateralism \-ˌiz-əm\play noun
bilaterality \(ˈ)bī-ˌlat-ə-ˈral-ət-ē, -ˌla-ˈtral-\play noun plural bilateralities
bilaterally \(ˈ)bī-ˈlat-ə-rə-lē, -ˈla-trə-lē\play adverb




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