verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of lateral
Related formslat·er·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·lat·er·al, adjective
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.