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contralateral

[kon-truh-lat-er-uh l]
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adjective
  1. (of the body) pertaining to, situated on, or coordinated with the opposite side.
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Origin of contralateral

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

  • Contralateral, kon-tra-lat′e-ral, adj. occurring on the opposite side.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for contralateral

contralateral

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

adj.

1882, from contra- + lateral.

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contralateral in Medicine

contralateral

(kŏn′trə-lătər-əl)
adj.
  1. 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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