- (of the body) pertaining to, situated on, or coordinated with the opposite side.
Origin of contralateral
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Contralateral, kon-tra-lat′e-ral, adj. occurring on the opposite side.
- anatomy zoology relating to or denoting the opposite side of a body, structure, etc
Word Origin and History for contralateral
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- 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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