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bilateral symmetry

bilateral symmetry

Symmetrical arrangement, as of an organism or a body part, along a central axis, so that the body is divided into equivalent right and left halves by only one plane.
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bilateral symmetry

(Biology) the property of an organism or part of an organism such that, if cut in only one plane, the two cut halves are mirror images of each other. See also radial symmetry
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bilat′eral sym′metry

a basic body plan in which the left and right sides of the organism can be divided into approximate mirror images of each other. Compare radial symmetry.
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bi·lat·er·al symmetry

Symmetrical arrangement of an organism or part of an organism along a central axis. A bilaterally symmetrical organism or part is divided into two equal halves. Compare radial symmetry.
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Noun1.bilateral symmetry - the property of being symmetrical about a vertical planebilateral symmetry - the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
symmetricalness, symmetry, correspondence, balance - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
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