Definition of ambilateral in English:

ambilateral

adjective

  • 1 rare Having or involving two sides, especially right and left or opposing sides; involving or affecting both sides, especially of the body. Compare "bilateral".

  • 2Capable of using either the right or left hand (or foot) to perform skilled tasks.

  • 3Anthropology Sociology
    Designating or relating to a kinship system in which an individual may claim membership of either the mother's or the father's lineage group, or both.

Pronunciation

ambilateral

/ˌambɪˈlat(ə)rəl/ /ˌambɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l/

Origin

Early 19th century. From ambi- + lateral.