laterad adv. [L. latus, side; ad, toward] Toward the side, directed away from the midline of the body.
lateral a. [L. latus, side] 1. Of or pertaining to the side; situated at, coming from, or directed towards. 2. (ARTHRO: Crustacea) In Cirripedia, one of a pair of compartmental plates, typically located between the carinolateral and rostrum; latus or median latus.
lateral abdominal gills (ARTHRO: Insecta) In a few genera of Odonata, filamentous (or true abdominal appendages) on either side of the 2nd to 7th or 8th abdominal segments.
lateral ala (NEMATA) Lateral longitudinal expansions or inci-sures.
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