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Meaning of BILATERAL

Pronunciation:  bI'laturul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having two sides or parts
  2. [adj]  having identical parts on each side of an axis

BILATERAL is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bilaterally symmetric, bilaterally symmetrical, bipartite, isobilateral, joint, symmetric, symmetrical, two-party, two-sided, two-way
 Antonyms: many-sided, multilateral, one-sided, unilateral



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bi*lat"er*al\, a. [Pref. bi- + lateral: cf. F.
1. Having two sides; arranged upon two sides; affecting two
   sides or two parties.

2. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to the two sides of a central
   area or organ, or of a central axis; as, bilateral
   symmetry in animals, where there is a similarity of parts
   on the right and left sides of the body.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: affecting both sides of the body; for example, bilateral breast cancer is cancer occurring in both breasts at the same time (synchronous) or at different times (metachronous).
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Having two sides.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambidextrous, bifacial, bifold, biform, bifurcated, binary, binate, biparous, bipartisan, bipartite, bivalent, conduplicate, dichotomous, dihedral, disomatous, double, double-faced, duadic, dual, dualistic, duple, duplex, duplicate, duplicated, dyadic, flanked, geminate, geminated, handed, identical, Janus-like, lateral, many-sided, matched, multilateral, one-sided, polyhedral, quadrilateral, second, secondary, sided, tetrahedral, three-sided, trihedral, trilateral, triquetrous, twain, twin, twinned, two, two-faced, twofold, two-level, two-ply, two-sided, two-story, unilateral