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  • adv. In a lateral direction; towards the side of the body.


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lateral +‎ -ward


  • —The thymus appears in the form of two flask-shaped entodermal diverticula, which arise, one on either side, from the third branchial pouch (Fig. 1175), and extend lateralward and backward into the surrounding mesoderm in front of the ventral aortæ.

    XI. Splanchnology. 4c. The Thymus

  • —The alar ligaments are strong, rounded cords, which arise one on either side of the upper part of the odontoid process, and, passing obliquely upward and lateralward, are inserted into the rough depressions on the medial sides of the condyles of the occipital bone.

    III. Syndesmology. 5c. Articulations of the Vertebral Column with the Cranium

  • Running lateralward and downward, it is inserted by a thin, flat tendon into the radial side of the base of the first phalanx of the thumb and the capsule of the metacarpophalangeal articulation.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand

  • —This artery frequently curves lateralward, lying lateral to the line between the middle of the ankle and the back part of the first interosseous space.

    VI. The Arteries. 6e. The Arteria Dorsalis Pedis

  • The lateral tarsal artery (a. tarsea lateralis; tarsal artery) arises from the dorsalis pedis, as that vessel crosses the navicular bone; it passes in an arched direction lateralward, lying upon the tarsal bones, and covered by the Extensor digitorum brevis; it supplies this muscle and the articulations of the tarsus, and anastomoses with branches of the arcuate, anterior lateral malleolar and lateral plantar arteries, and with the perforating branch of the peroneal artery.

    VI. The Arteries. 6e. The Arteria Dorsalis Pedis

  • It arises from the ridge on the greater multangular and from the transverse carpal ligament, passes downward and lateralward, and is inserted into the whole length of the metacarpal bone of the thumb on its radial side.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Hand

  • The arcuate artery (a. arcuata; metatarsal artery) arises a little anterior to the lateral tarsal artery; it passes lateralward, over the bases of the metatarsal bones, beneath the tendons of the Extensor digitorum brevis, its direction being influenced by its point of origin; and its anastomoses with the lateral tarsal and lateral plantar arteries.

    VI. The Arteries. 6e. The Arteria Dorsalis Pedis

  • It passes lateralward, around the neck of the fibula, through the Soleus, which it supplies, and ends in the substance of the Peroneus longus.

    VI. The Arteries. 6d. The Anterior Tibial Artery

  • The Middle Hemorrhoidal Vein (v. hæmorrhoidalis media) takes origin in the hemorrhoidal plexus and receives tributaries from the bladder, prostate, and seminal vesicle; it runs lateralward on the pelvic surface of the Levator ani to end in the hypogastric vein.

    VII. The Veins. 3d. The Veins of the Lower Extremity, Abdomen, and Pelvis

  • The groove runs obliquely forward and lateralward, becoming gradually broader and deeper in front: in the articulated foot it lies above a similar groove upon the upper surface of the calcaneus, and forms, with it, a canal (sinus tarsi) filled up in the fresh state by the interosseous talocalcaneal ligament.

    II. Osteology. 6d. The Foot. 1. The Tarsus


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