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lateral

[′lad·ə·rəl]
(anatomy)
At, pertaining to, or in the direction of the side; on either side of the medial vertical plane.
(engineering)
In a gas distribution or transmission system, a pipe branching away from the central, primary part of the system.
(mining engineering)
In horizon mining, a hard heading branching off a horizon along the strike of the seams.
A horizontal mine working.

lateral sewer

A sewer which discharges into a branch or other sewer and has no other common sewer tributary to it.