biradial symmetry
A type of symmetry in which an organism consists of radially arranged parts, equally arranged on each side of a median longitudinal plane.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • biradial symmetry — /baɪˌreɪdiəl ˈsɪmətri/ (say buy.raydeeuhl simuhtree) noun symmetry manifested both bilaterally and radially in the same creature, as in ctenophores …   Australian English dictionary

  • symmetry — /sim i tree/, n., pl. symmetries. 1. the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts. 2. the proper or …   Universalium

  • Symmetry in biology — For other uses, see Symmetry (disambiguation) and Bilateral (disambiguation). Bilateral symmetry redirects here. For bilateral symmetry in mathematics, see reflection symmetry. The elaborate patterns on the wings of butterflies are one example of …   Wikipedia

  • biradial — iradial adj. showing both bilateral and radial symmetry. some sea anemones are biradial. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biradial — [bī rā′dē əl] adj. Biol. having both bilateral and radial symmetry …   English World dictionary

  • biradial — adjective showing both bilateral and radial symmetry some sea anemones are biradial • Similar to: ↑symmetrical, ↑symmetric * * * (ˈ)bī+ adjective Etymology: bi (I) + radial : having both bilatera …   Useful english dictionary

  • biradial — adjective Date: circa 1909 having both bilateral and radial symmetry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • biradial — /buy ray dee euhl/, adj. Biol. having both bilateral and radial symmetry, as ctenophores. [1905 10; BI 1 + RADIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • biradial — bi•ra•di•al [[t]baɪˈreɪ di əl[/t]] adj. Biol. bio having both bilateral and radial symmetry, as ctenophores • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • triaxial symmetry — A type of symmetry such as biradial or bilateral symmetry, with three axes known as sagittal, longitudinal, and transverse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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