Definitions

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  • adj. Both lateral and dorsal

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology and botany, situated on the side of the upper surface: as, a laterodorsal spot or line on an insect, or the upper rows of leaves in the foliose Jungermanniaceæ.

Etymologies

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latero- +‎ dorsal

Examples

  • During REM sleep the body is in a paralyzed state due to neuron firing from the pedunculopontine and laterodorsal tagmental nuclei, which causes cortical activation, vivid dreams, and total loss of muscle tone in the body (Saper).

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