a system of coding navigational aids by shape, color, and number, according to the side of a channel they occupy and their relative position along that side.
- Lateral thalamic peduncle
lateral thalamic peduncle n. The massive group of fibers that emerges from the laterodorsal side of the thalamus to join the radiate crown.
- Lateral thinking
noun 1. a way of solving problems by rejecting traditional methods and employing unorthodox and apparently illogical means noun an unorthodox approach to problem-solving, often looking at a problem from other ‘sides’ rather than head-on
- Lateral thoracic vein
lateral thoracic vein n. A tributary of the axillary vein, draining the lateral thoracic wall and communicating with the thoracoepigastric and intercostal veins.
- Lateral vastus muscle
lateral vastus muscle lateral vas·tus muscle (vās’təs) n. A muscle with origin from the posterior ridge of the femur as far as the greater trochanter, with insertion into the tibia, with nerve supply from the femoral nerve, and whose action extends the leg. Also called lateral great muscle.