Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of BILATERAL

:  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>
:  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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