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Meaning of Anterolateral

Definition of the anatomical reference term 'anterolateral' as used in anatomy, kinesiology, and medicine, with example of use of the term. The video below provides a quick reference to the term, useful for aspiring fitness trainers or others.

Anterolateral means in front and to the side, or away from the midline.


The sternocleidomastoid muscle is in the anterolateral region of the neck.

Related Terms

The word anterolateral is built from the core anatomic direction terms anterior and lateral.

See: Anatomical Direction Terms: A Glossary and Reference

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Last updated 21 Oct 2017 23:25

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