Share this entry

Share this page

bilateral symmetry

Line breaks: bi|lat¦eral sym|metry

Definition of bilateral symmetry in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The property of being divisible into symmetrical halves on either side of a unique plane.
Example sentences
  • With few exceptions, animal color patterns show a high degree of bilateral symmetry in shape of pattern elements.
  • Ours, however, is closed along the plane of bilateral symmetry, resembling the two closed valves of a bivalve rather than being flattened.
  • Exhibiting external bilateral symmetry about a vertical midline, the human body consists of two enantiomorphs - the right and left sides.

Definition of bilateral symmetry in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure