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Bilaterality
Bilaterality Bi*lat`er*al"i*ty, n. State of being bilateral.
Collateral
Collateral Col*lat"er*al, a. [LL. collateralis; col- + lateralis lateral. See Lateral.] 1. Coming from, being on, or directed toward, the side; as, collateral pressure. ``Collateral light.' --Shak. 2. Acting in an indirect way. If by direct or by collateral hand They find us touched, we will our kingdom give . . . To you in satisfaction. --Shak. 3. Related to, but not strictly a part of, the main thing or matter under consideration; hence, subordinate; not chief or principal; as, collateral interest; collateral issues. That he [Attebury] was altogether in the wrong on the main question, and on all the collateral questions springing out of it, . . . is true. --Macaulay. 4. Tending toward the same conclusion or result as something else; additional; as, collateral evidence. Yet the attempt may give Collateral interest to this homely tale. --Wordsworth. 5. (Genealogy) Descending from the same stock or ancestor, but not in the same line or branch or one from the other; -- opposed to lineal. Note: Lineal descendants proceed one from another in a direct line; collateral relations spring from a common ancestor, but from different branches of that common stirps or stock. Thus the children of brothers are collateral relations, having different fathers, but a common grandfather. --Blackstone.
Collateral
Collateral Col*lat"er*al, n. 1. A collateral relative. --Ayliffe. 2. Collateral security; that which is pledged or deposited as collateral security.
Collateral assurance
Collateral assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself. Collateral circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed. Collateral issue. (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question. Collateral security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
Collateral circulation
Collateral assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself. Collateral circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed. Collateral issue. (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question. Collateral security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
Collateral issue
Collateral assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself. Collateral circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed. Collateral issue. (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question. Collateral security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
Collateral security
Collateral assurance, that which is made, over and above the deed itself. Collateral circulation (Med. & Physiol.), circulation established through indirect or subordinate branches when the supply through the main vessel is obstructed. Collateral issue. (Law) (a) An issue taken upon a matter aside from the merits of the case. (b) An issue raised by a criminal convict who pleads any matter allowed by law in bar of execution, as pardon, diversity of person, etc. (c) A point raised, on cross-examination, aside from the issue fixed by the pleadings, as to which the answer of the witness, when given, cannot subsequently be contradicted by the party asking the question. Collateral security, security for the performance of covenants, or the payment of money, besides the principal security,
Collaterally
Collaterally Col*lat"er*al*ly, adv. 1. Side by side; by the side. These pulleys . . . placed collaterally. --Bp. Wilkins. 2. In an indirect or subordinate manner; indirectly. The will hath force upon the conscience collaterally and indirectly. --Jer. Taylor. 3. In collateral relation; not lineally.
Collateralness
Collateralness Col*lat"er*al*ness, n. The state of being collateral.
Complete quadrilateral
Quadrilateral Quad`ri*lat"er*al, n. 1. (Geom.) A plane figure having four sides, and consequently four angles; a quadrangular figure; any figure formed by four lines. 2. An area defended by four fortresses supporting each other; as, the Venetian quadrilateral, comprising Mantua, Peschiera, Verona, and Legnano. Complete quadrilateral (Geom.), the figure made up of the six straight lines that can be drawn through four points, A, B, C, I, the lines being supposed to be produced indefinitely.
Coregonus quadrilateralis
Roundfish Round"fish, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any ordinary market fish, exclusive of flounders, sole, halibut, and other flatfishes. (b) A lake whitefish (Coregonus quadrilateralis), less compressed than the common species. It is very abundant in British America and Alaska.
Equilateral
Equilateral E`qui*lat"er*al, n. A side exactly corresponding, or equal, to others; also, a figure of equal sides.
Inequilateral
Inequilateral In*e`qui*lat"er*al, a. 1. Having unequal sides; unsymmetrical; unequal-sided. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Having the two ends unequal, as in the clam, quahaug, and most lamellibranch shells.
Lateral cleavage
Cleavage Cleav"age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum, affording more or less smooth surfaces; the direction of the dividing plane; a fragment obtained by cleaving, as of a diamond. See Parting. 3. (Geol.) Division into lamin[ae], like slate, with the lamination not necessarily parallel to the plane of deposition; -- usually produced by pressure. Basal cleavage, cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal, or to the plane of the lateral axes. Cell cleavage (Biol.), multiplication of cells by fission. See Segmentation. Cubic cleavage, cleavage parallel to the faces of a cube. Diagonal cleavage, cleavage parallel to ta diagonal plane. Egg clavage. (Biol.) See Segmentation. Lateral cleavage, cleavage parallel to the lateral planes. Octahedral, Dodecahedral, or Rhombohedral, cleavage, cleavage parallel to the faces of an octahedron, dodecahedron, or rhombohedron. Prismatic cleavage, cleavage parallel to a vertical prism.
Laterality
Laterality Lat`er*al"i*ty, n. The state or condition of being lateral.
Laterally
Laterally Lat"er*al*ly, adv. By the side; sidewise; toward, or from, the side.
Longilateral
Longilateral Lon`gi*lat"er*al, a. [L. longus long + lateralis lateral, fr. latus side.] Having long sides especially, having the form of a long parallelogram. Nineveh . . . was of a longilateral figure, ninety-five furlongs broad, and a hundred and fifty long. --Sir T. Browne.
Multilateral
Multilateral Mul`ti*lat"er*al, a. [Multi- + lateral.] Having many sides; many-sided.
Oligosoma laterale
Skink Skink, n. [L. scincus, Gr. ????.] [Written also scink.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family Scincid[ae], common in the warmer parts of all the continents. Note: The officinal skink (Scincus officinalis) inhabits the sandy plains of South Africa. It was believed by the ancients to be a specific for various diseases. A common slender species (Seps tridactylus) of Southern Europe was formerly believed to produce fatal diseases in cattle by mere contact. The American skinks include numerous species of the genus Eumeces, as the blue-tailed skink (E. fasciatus) of the Eastern United States. The ground skink, or ground lizard (Oligosoma laterale) inhabits the Southern United States.
Quadrilateral
Quadrilateral Quad`ri*lat"er*al, n. 1. (Geom.) A plane figure having four sides, and consequently four angles; a quadrangular figure; any figure formed by four lines. 2. An area defended by four fortresses supporting each other; as, the Venetian quadrilateral, comprising Mantua, Peschiera, Verona, and Legnano. Complete quadrilateral (Geom.), the figure made up of the six straight lines that can be drawn through four points, A, B, C, I, the lines being supposed to be produced indefinitely.
Quadrilateralness
Quadrilateralness Quad`ri*lat"er*al*ness, n. The property of being quadrilateral.
Septilateral
Septilateral Sep`ti*lat"er*al, a. [Septi- + lateral.] Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.

Meaning of Lateral from wikipedia

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- lateral approximants is ⟨l⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is l. As a sonorant, lateral approximants are nearly always voiced. Voiceless lateral approximants...
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- The lateral ventricles are the two largest cavities of the ventricular system of the human brain and contain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Each cerebral...
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