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[mass noun] The property of being divisible into symmetrical halves on either side of a unique plane.
- ‘Detecting bilateral symmetry requires the ability to integrate information across an image, because corresponding activity must be found at symmetrical locations across a putative symmetry axis.’
- ‘With few exceptions, animal color patterns show a high degree of bilateral symmetry in shape of pattern elements.’
- ‘In contrast, when stimuli contain bilateral symmetry, observers' results are consistent with a viewpoint-invariant representation, rather than a viewpoint-dependent representation.’
- ‘Curiously, bilateral symmetry - and thus the developmental ‘trick’ that makes it possible - seems to have evolved numerous times, independently.’
- ‘Exhibiting external bilateral symmetry about a vertical midline, the human body consists of two enantiomorphs - the right and left sides.’
- ‘Agricultural females, in particular, showed a clear, although not statistically significant, increase in upper arm robusticity and bilateral symmetry when compared with preagricultural females.’
- ‘Another trait that may indicate male quality is fluctuating asymmetry, which is measured as small random deviations from bilateral symmetry in morphological traits.’
- ‘Pronounced changes in bilateral symmetry occurred in males during the protohistoric period, indicating their possible increased involvement in agricultural activities.’
- ‘Also, protohistoric males exhibit a tendency toward greater bilateral symmetry in humerus dimensions in comparison with preagricultural and earlier agricultural groups, a trend seen in agricultural females as well.’
- ‘It is easy to be biased by bilateral symmetry and assume that a centralized nervous system is necessary for any integrative nervous system function.’
- ‘Corallites with bilateral symmetry in the adult stage.’
- ‘The variations in femur morphology and bilateral symmetry observed among the three sample groups are not statistically different.’
- ‘The subject's bilateral symmetry may be exploited to determine the full 360° of relative aspect for any anatomical region having a left and right component.’
- ‘Ours, however, is closed along the plane of bilateral symmetry, resembling the two closed valves of a bivalve rather than being flattened.’
- ‘Men who exhibit hypothesized fitness indicators, such as high levels of bilateral symmetry, are selected more often by women as affair partners than men with lower levels of symmetry.’
- ‘All possible symmetries are explored, but the most common is bilateral symmetry.’
- ‘One such indicator is the degree of deviation from bilateral symmetry of faces and bodies.’
- ‘These were mentioned in the introduction: mesoderm and bilateral symmetry.’
- ‘Therefore, whether subsistence activities involve reliance on one limb more than another or both limbs equally, this should be reflected in measures of bilateral symmetry.’
- ‘Emerging evidence suggests that women may also have evolved preferences for mates displaying indicators of good genes such as facial masculinity and bilateral symmetry.’
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