symmetrical


symmetrical
symmetrical [si me′tri kəl]
adj.
[ SYMMETR(Y) + -ICAL]
having or showing symmetry; specif.,
a) Bot. that can be divided into similar halves by a plane passing through the center; also, having the same number of parts in each whorl of leaves: said of a flower
b) Chem. exhibiting a regular repeated pattern of atoms in the structural formula; specif., designating a compound (benzene derivative) in which substitution takes place at the alternate carbon atoms
c) Math. Logic designating an equation, relation, etc. whose terms can be interchanged without affecting its validity
d) Med. affecting corresponding parts of the body simultaneously in the same way: said of a disease, infection, etc.: Also symmetric
symmetrically
adv.

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