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Lateral


LAT'ERAL, adjective [Latin lateralis, from latus, a side, and broad, Gr., Eng. flat. The primary sense of these words is to extend, as in late, let.]

1. Pertaining to the side; as the lateral view of an object.

2. Proceeding from the side; as the lateral branches of a tree; lateral shoots.