lateral rectus muscle of head n.
A muscle with origin from the transverse process of the atlas, with insertion into the occipital bone, with nerve supply from the first cervical nerve, and whose action inclines the head to one side.
- Lateral recumbent position
lateral recumbent position n. See Sims’ position.
- Lateral region
lateral region n. The region of the abdomen lying on either side of the umbilical region and between the hypochondriac and inguinal regions.
noun, Naval Architecture. 1. resistance to sidewise motion caused by wind pressure, supplied by the immersed portion of a hull of a vessel.
- Lateral sacral vein
lateral sacral vein n. Any of the veins that accompany the lateral sacral artery and empty into the internal iliac vein on either side.