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Definition of Lateral


  1. Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.
  2. Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to mesial.
  3. Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

Lateral Translations

lateral in German is seitlich
lateral in Italian is laterale
lateral in Norwegian is side-
lateral in Spanish is lateral, transversal
lateral in Swedish is sido-