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  • n. The state of being bilateral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being bilateral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as bilateralism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane


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  • But although this rhythmically intermittent tetanus affecting alternately the flexors and extensors of the limb and giving the reflex step cannot be copied reflexly by employing excitation alone, it can be easily and faithfully reproduced and with perfect alternation of phase and with its characteristic asymmetrical bilaterality, by employing a stimulation in which reflex excitation and reflex inhibition are admixt in approximately balanced intensity.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • It found that when memorizing and discriminating between faces, homosexual men show patterns of bilaterality - the usage of both sides of the brain - similar to heterosexual women.


  • While bilaterality is a defining characteristic of triploblastic animals, several assemblages have managed to break this symmetry in order to exploit the adaptive peaks garnered through the lateralization of behaviour or morphology.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • The bilaterality of carpal tunnel syndrome can be explained by the fact that both hands are needed to support the upper body during sexual intercourse.

    Boing Boing


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