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  1. 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.
  2. preference for using the right hand or side.Compare sinistrality.
  3. Zoology. the state of being dextral.
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Origin of dextrality

First recorded in 1640–50; dextral + -ity
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dextrality in Medicine


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