biradial


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biradial

(baɪˈreɪdɪəl)
adj
(Zoology) showing both bilateral and radial symmetry, as certain sea anemones

bi•ra•di•al

(baɪˈreɪ di əl)

adj. Biol.
having both bilateral and radial symmetry, as ctenophores.
[1905–10]
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Adj.1.biradial - showing both bilateral and radial symmetry; "some sea anemones are biradial"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
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Both polypoid and larval stages of zoanthid internal structures display biradial symmetry (see Ryland et al.
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