Medical Dictionary


adj lat·er·al \ˈlat-ə-rəl, ˈla-trəl\

Medical Definition of LATERAL

:  of or relating to the side; especially of a body part :  lying at or extending toward the right or left side :  lying away from the median axis of the body <the lungs are lateral to the heart> <the lateral branch of the axillary artery>
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