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  • of, at, toward, or from the side or sides
  • a side part of something, especially a shoot or branch growing out from the side of a stem
  • throw (a football) in a sideways or backward direction
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the plant takes up water through its lateral roots

If the leader is growing vigorously and no laterals are forming at a height you would like, pinch out an inch of the tip growth when it is at the height you would like a permanent branch.

he tried to lateral a kick return but fumbled

The results of unicompartmental knee replacement in lateral compartment disease have yet to be fully determined.

For propagation, cut off the lateral rosettes with roots during March to April or September to October and plant in ordinary soil.

The root system will have a deteriorated tap-root and lateral roots will only be evident in the upper soil profile.

These vowels have little if any constriction in the vocal tract and so the lateral before these vowels takes on the “default’ alveolar articulation.

She pressed the final button and everyone felt a lateral pull towards the back of the craft.

The ‘l’ at the end of ‘bell’ is still phonetically a lateral consonant for me, pronounced with the blade of my tongue in contact with the roof of my mouth.

The percentage of damaged lateral roots strongly increased with increasing lateral root growth rate.

The formation of lateral root meristems, induced by low concentrations of paraquat or alloxan, was initiated in the pericycle, but not in the cortex or epidermis of Arabidopsis seedlings.

Rotation reduces linear friction, and lateral motion reduces rotational friction, so that a kind of negative feedback arises.

In this chapter the occurrence of laterals of this common type and of various other kinds of lateral consonants that are less frequently found will be discussed.

The same study noted that Filipino men suffered more from lateral sclerosis than other men did.

In plant roots with other types of aerenchyma, lateral root primordia or bases are always surrounded by solid parenchymatous tissue.

The discrepancy is most obvious with regards to the dorsal head regions, which give rise to the lateral and median ocelli.

In the process of the removal of top-soil, lateral roots of trees are damaged.

Brachioradial pruritus is an uncommon condition that presents as lateral arm pruritus and has been associated with spinal disease.

If the laser head is rotated 90 degrees to the tape motion, there is potential that it can pick up the lateral motion of the tape surface.

Lateral to the midbrain are the medial and lateral geniculate bodies.

So-called adventitious roots grow from a different layer of plant cells than regular, lateral roots.

In many species, lateral roots proliferate in, and/or grow towards, zones of higher nutrient availability.

After 180 min, the protrusion of a new lateral root initial was clearly distinguishable.

A detailed study of the fifth shoot-borne root showed that one lateral root mother cell develops in each two out of three successive merophytes.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is no more effective than sham therapy in patients with lateral epicondylitis.

The tiny mollusks, called orchid or bush snails, feast on surface or lateral roots that would otherwise keep the exotic blooms upright.

The results show that lateral roots play an important role in anchorage, and that co-operation between roots may be the most significant factor.

Many aboriginal Australian languages have a series of three or four lateral approximants, as do various dialects of Irish.

Choose location carefully: After five or six years the tree is difficult to transplant because it has a central tap root with many lateral roots.

This shows the astragalus and cuboid of Rodhocetus in dorsal, lateral and ventral views.

A similar pattern was observed for young lateral roots with stronger signals in the mutants that extended beyond the root tip (data not shown).

After taking a lateral from White, Butler scored and jumped head-first into the front row of the endzone seats.

However, it was reported that the apical diameter of lateral roots of oak was not closely correlated with their growth rate but was still indicative of their potential growth rate.