Answer: Pertaining to two sides of the body
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Since the prefix bi- means "two" in Latin bilateral means essentially "two-sided". In the days when there were two superpowers the U.S. and the Soviet Union regularly engaged in bilateral arms negotiations; such negotiations are much less common today. Sometimes bilateral refers to two sides of the same thing.
1. Having or formed of two sides; two-sided. 2. Relating to both the right and the left side of the body or of a body structure: bilateral mastectomy.
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When something is bilateral it has two sides or it affects both sides of something. Discussions between two political parties are called bilateral because both sides get to share their views. Bilateral comes from Latin: bi means "two" and lateralis means "belonging to the side."
Bilateral definition pertaining to involving or affecting two or both sides factions parties or the like: a bilateral agreement; bilateral sponsorship. See more.
In medicine bilateral refers to both sides of the body or two of something. Bil...