Meaning of lateral tooth in English:

lateral tooth

noun

Zoology
  • 1A tooth situated at or on the side of a structure or object.

  • 2(in the shells of some bivalve molluscs) a projection, often flattened and elongated, towards either end of the hinge plate.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Martin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments.