the state or quality of having the right side or its parts or members different from and, usually, more efficient than the left side or its parts or members; right-handedness.
preference for using the right hand or side.Compare sinistrality.
Zoology. the state of being dextral.

Nearby words

  1. dexterity,
  2. dexterous,
  3. dextr-,
  4. dextrad,
  5. dextral,
  6. dextrally,
  7. dextran,
  8. dextranase,
  9. dextrase,
  10. dextrin

Origin of dextrality

First recorded in 1640–50; dextral + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for dextrality




Preference for the right hand in performing manual tasks; right-handedness.

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