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lateral US English

Of, at, toward, or from the side or sides

lateral US Thesaurus

lateral movements

lateral bud US English

Another term for axillary bud.

lateral cut US English

Designating gramophone records in which the undulations are cut by the side-to-side movement of the recording stylus, or equipment and techniques using this method; opposed to hill and dale.

lateral judge US English

An assistant judge; = assessor.

lateral line US English

A visible line along the side of a fish consisting of a series of sense organs that detect pressure and vibration

lateral pass US English

A side or backward pass to a teammate.

lateral plate US English

The thickened lateral part of the mesoderm in a vertebrate embryo.

lateral raise US English

An exercise in which a weight is raised from the side to a position no higher than the shoulder.

lateral root US English

(In a plant) a root branching off from a larger root.

lateral tooth US English

Chiefly Zoology a tooth situated at or on the side of a structure or object.

lateral branch US English

(With reference to a family) a branch descended from a brother or sister of a person in the direct line of descent.

lateral control US English

Control of side-to-side or sideways movement; (Aeronautics) control of the movement of an aircraft about its long axis or its vertical axis (in roll and in yaw respectively); a control for achieving this, such as an aileron.

lateral moraine US English

A moraine deposit along the side of a glacier.

lateral stress US English

Stress exerted horizontally or at right angles to a length (as of a beam or a shaft).

lateral lithotomy US English

Lithotomy performed with an initial incision on one side of the perineum; an instance of this.

lateral malleolus US English

A rounded process on the lateral side of the distal end of the fibula, forming the prominence of the outer aspect of the ankle; contrasted with medial malleolus.

lateral meristem US English

A meristem located parallel to the sides of a stem or root, responsible for the thickening of the stem or root by the addition of secondary growth.

lateral operation US English

= lateral lithotomy.

lateral pressure US English

Pressure exerted horizontally or at right angles to a length (as in a beam or a bridge).

lateral strength US English

Strength to resist lateral forces.

lateral thinking US English

The solving of problems by an indirect and creative approach, typically through viewing the problem in a new and unusual light

lateral ventricle US English

Each of the first and second ventricles in the center of each cerebral hemisphere of the brain

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis US English

A progressive degeneration of the motor neurons of the central nervous system, leading to wasting of the muscles and paralysis