- pertaining to, situated on, or affecting the same side of the body: ipsilateral paralysis.
Origin of ipsilateral
1905–10; < Latin ipsi- (combining form of ipse oneself, the very one) + lateral
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- on or affecting the same side of the body
C20: irregularly formed from Latin ipse self + lateral
Word Origin and History for ipsilateral
1907, from Latin ipse "self" + lateral.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Located on or affecting the same side of the body.
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