Definition of Bilaterality

1. Noun. The property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane.

Exact synonyms: Bilateral Symmetry, Bilateralism
Generic synonyms: Balance, Correspondence, Symmetricalness, Symmetry
Derivative terms: Bilateral

Definition of Bilaterality

1. n. State of being bilateral.

Definition of Bilaterality

1. Noun. The state of being bilateral. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilaterality

bilateral descents
bilateral gill trama
bilateral hermaphroditism
bilateral hydronephrosis
bilateral large kidneys
bilateral left-sidedness
bilateral mastectomy
bilateral medial orbital ecchymoses
bilateral pleurisy
bilateral symmetry
bilateral synchrony
bilaterality (current term)
bilaterally symmetric
bilaterally symmetrical

Literary usage of Bilaterality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Regeneration by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1901)
"There cannot be much doubt that both the polarity and the bilaterality of the egg, or of a piece of the egg, belong fundamentally to the same class of ..."

2. Mind in Nature: Or, The Origin of Life, and the Mode of Development in Animals by Henry James Clark (1865)
"Such an arrangement of the organs of the body is called bilaterality; and, ... 55 to 64,) bilaterality is the basis upon which the animal structure ia ..."

3. Collected Reprints, 1896-1915 by Frank Rattray Lillie (1896)
"The second main question that I propose is whether or not bilaterality comes under ... I. The first morphological evidence of bilaterality in the eggs of ..."

4. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"If it be true that there are cases of bilateral cleavage which have no reference to the bilaterality of the adult, as Miss Clapp's ('91) observations on the ..."

5. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Julius Sachs (1887)
"Much more frequent and essentially different from the latter, however, is the dorsi-ventral bilaterality met with in very many creeping and climbing shoots, ..."

6. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"The first indication of bilaterality is seen when the vesicle elongates toward the right and left oviducal openings of the uterus and when bilateral buds of ..."

7. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1867)
"The bipolar relations in the organization of all animals, and the bilaterality which is equally a fundamental feature of. all, are illustrated; ..."

8. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"A marked bilaterality of form is thus developed, which may become still more ... and the anus approximately so, and whose bilaterality is indicated only by ..."

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