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lat·er·al

 (lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
2. Of or constituting a change within an organization or hierarchy to a position at a similar level, as in salary or responsibility, to the one being left: made a lateral move within the company.
3. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a sound produced by breath passing along one or both sides of the tongue.
n.
1. A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
2. Football A lateral pass.
3. Linguistics A lateral sound, such as (l).
v. lat·er·aled, lat·er·al·ing, lat·er·als also lat·er·alled or lat·er·al·ling Football
v.intr.
To execute a lateral pass.
v.tr.
To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin laterālis, from latus, later-, side.]

lat′er·al·ly adv.

lateral

(ˈlætərəl)
adj
1. of or relating to the side or sides: a lateral blow.
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (of a speech sound like l) pronounced with the tip of the tongue touching the centre of the alveolar ridge, leaving space on one or both sides for the passage of the airstream
n
3. a lateral object, part, passage, or movement
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a lateral speech sound
5. botany a branch, leaf, or bud that grows out from the side of a stem or trunk
[C17: from Latin laterālis, from latus side]
ˈlaterally adv

lat•er•al

(ˈlæt ər əl)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view.
2. pertaining to or entailing a new but generally equivalent position, office, etc.: a lateral move.
3. (of a speech sound) articulated so that the breath passes on either or both sides of the tongue, as the sound (l).
n.
4. a lateral part or extension, as a branch or shoot.
5. a lateral speech sound.
v.i.
7. to throw a lateral pass.
8. to move laterally or sideways.
v.t.
9. to throw (the ball) in a lateral pass.
[1590–1600; < Latin laterālis=later-, s. of latus side + -ālis -al1]
lat′er•al•ly, adv.

lateral

1. Toward the side.
2. Toward or at the side.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lateral - a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
Adj.1.lateral - situated at or extending to the side; "the lateral branches of a tree"; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson
side - located on a side; "side fences"; "the side porch"
2.lateral - lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body; "lateral lemniscus"
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body

lateral

adjective sideways, side, flanking, edgeways, sideward He estimated the lateral movement of the bridge to be about six inches.
Translations
جانِبي
postranní
oldalsó
hliîar-
iš šonošoninis
laterāls, sānu-
yana aityanal

lateral

[ˈlætərəl]
A. ADJlateral
B. CPD lateral thinking Npensamiento m lateral

lateral

[ˈlætərəl] adjlatéral(e)

lateral

adjseitlich; lateral surfaceSeitenfläche f; lateral view/windowSeitenansicht f/-fenster nt

lateral

[ˈlætrl] adjlaterale

lateral

(ˈlӕtərəl) adjective
of, at, to or from the side. lateral movement.
ˈlaterally adverb

lat·er·al

a. lateral, rel. a un lado o costado.

lateral

adj (anat) externo, lateral; lateral aspect of the leg..cara externa de la pierna
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Park, "The effect of the lateral decubitus position on the intraocular pressure in anesthetized patients undergoinglung surgery," Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, vol.
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Our cases were studied in the supine position, whereas patients are usually in a lateral decubitus or sitting position for subarachnoid puncture.
The flanged T-tube satisfactorily plugged the hole through the anterior wall of the pyloroplasty, best demonstrated in the lateral decubitus position (Figures 7 and 8).
Lateral decubitus positions are associ ated with less recumbent volume loss than are those of the supine orientation.
A 34 years old man admitted to our department with palpitations, restlessness on exertion and chest pain which was triggered on in supine and left lateral decubitus positions and disappeared by turning to the right side.
O'Driscoll recommends the lateral decubitus position, because it has similar access when compared to the prone position but also provides better access to the patient's airway.
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The CHE patients spent a significantly shorter time during sleep in the left lateral decubitus than the right lateral decubitus position; the control subjects spent an equal amount of time in both.
The De Mayo Hip Positioner provides a simple and adjustable method of stable, lateral decubitus positioning for patients undergoing hip surgery.
Imaging was performed from the level of L3 to the acetabulum, with the patient lying in the right lateral decubitus position.
In the left lateral decubitus position, this sound increased to V/VI, increased with expiration, and was related to systole.

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