Definition of bilateral symmetry in English:

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bilateral symmetry

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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.

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Syllabification: bi·lat·er·al sym·me·try

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