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Lateral vs. Distal — What's the Difference?

Lateral vs. Distal — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lateral and Distal

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Lateral

Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.

Distal

Situated away from the centre of the body or from the point of attachment
The distal end of the tibia

Lateral

Of or constituting a change within an organization or hierarchy to a position at a similar level, as in salary or responsibility, to the one being left
Made a lateral move within the company.

Distal

Anatomically located far from a point of reference, such as an origin or a point of attachment.

Lateral

(Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a sound produced by breath passing along one or both sides of the tongue.
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Distal

Situated farthest from the middle and front of the jaw, as a tooth or tooth surface.

Lateral

A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.

Distal

Remote from the point of attachment or origin.
The distal end of a bone or muscle

Lateral

(Football) A lateral pass.

Distal

(dentistry) Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw.

Lateral

(Linguistics) A lateral sound, such as (l).

Distal

(linguistics) Far or farther from the speaker.

Lateral

To execute a lateral pass.

Distal

Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle

Lateral

To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

Distal

Situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone

Lateral

To the side; of or pertaining to the side.
Instead of a promotion, I opted for a lateral move to a similar position in the marketing department.

Distal

Directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body

Lateral

Situated on one side or other of the body or of an organ, especially in the region furthest from the median plane.
The medial side of the knee faces the other knee, while the outer side of the knee is lateral.
A fish senses changes in hydrodynamic pressure with its lateral line.

Lateral

(disease) Affecting the side or sides of the body, or confined to one side of the body.

Lateral

(physics) Acting or placed at right angles to a line of motion or strain.

Lateral

(UK) Non-linear or unconventional, as in, lateral thinking.

Lateral

Pertaining to speech sounds generated by partially blocking the egress of the airstream with the tongue, leaving space on one or both sides of the occlusion for air passage.

Lateral

An object, such as a passage or a protrusion, that is situated on the side of something else.

Lateral

(linguistics) A sound produced through lateral pronunciation (such as /l/ in lateral).

Lateral

(American football) A lateral pass.

Lateral

(business) An employee hired for a position at the same organizational level or salary as their previous position.

Lateral

To move (oneself or something) in a lateral direction.

Lateral

(American football) To execute a lateral pass.

Lateral

Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.

Lateral

Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; - opposed to mesial.

Lateral

Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

Lateral

A short pass to a receiver who is upfield from the passer, i.e. is behind the passer relative to the direction of the passer's goal.

Lateral

A part or extension of something that points sideways, as a drift in a mine that goes to the side from the main one.

Lateral

To pass the footbal to a receiver who is behind the passer; to make a lateral pass; as, the ball was lateraled to the fullback, who ran it for a touchdown.

Lateral

A pass to a receiver upfield from the passer

Lateral

Situated at or extending to the side;
The lateral branches of a tree
Shot out sidelong boughs

Lateral

Lying away from the median and sagittal plane of a body;
Lateral lemniscus

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