contralateral

[kon-truh-lat-er-uh l]
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adjective

(of the body) pertaining to, situated on, or coordinated with the opposite side.

Nearby words

  1. contraflow,
  2. contragestive,
  3. contrail,
  4. contraindicate,
  5. contraindication,
  6. contralateral hemiplegia,
  7. contralto,
  8. contranym,
  9. contraoctave,
  10. contraorbital

Origin of contralateral

First recorded in 1880–85; contra-1 + lateral

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British Dictionary definitions for contralateral

contralateral

adjective

anatomy zoology relating to or denoting the opposite side of a body, structure, etc
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Word Origin and History for contralateral

contralateral

adj.

1882, from contra- + lateral.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for contralateral

contralateral

[kŏn′trə-lătər-əl]

adj.

Taking place or originating in a corresponding part on an opposite side, as pain or paralysis in a part opposite the site of a lesion.

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