verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- later han,
- later on,
- lateral aberration,
- lateral ampullar nerve,
- lateral bud,
- lateral canal,
- lateral cartilage of nose
Origin of lateral
Examples from the Web for laterally
The intercostal, and a part of the abdominal, muscles depress the ribs and lessen the chest cavity anteriorly and laterally.Resonance in Singing and Speaking|Thomas Fillebrown
Laterally the stapes carries a short, broad process that probably made contact with a dorsally placed tympanic membrane.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas|Theodore H. Eaton
Body.This is laterally compressed: it is widest and thickest at the upper end, and thence tapers to the lower or posterior end.
This was connected with the cradle of the gun in such a manner that the wheels were laterally pivoted thereon.Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War|Frederick A. Talbot
The thorax is laterally compressed, the ventral surface being very narrow, with the bases of the cirri placed closely together.
Word Origin for lateral
early 15c., from Middle French latéral and directly from Latin lateralis "belonging to the side," from latus (genitive lateris) "side" (see oblate (n.)). As a noun, from 1630s, "a side part." As a type of pass to the side in U.S. football, it is attested from 1934. Related: Laterally.