ipsilateral

[ ip-suh-lat-er-uh l ]
/ ˌɪp səˈlæt ər əl /

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to, situated on, or affecting the same side of the body: ipsilateral paralysis.

Nearby words

  1. iproniazid,
  2. ips,
  3. ipsambul,
  4. ipse dixit,
  5. ipseity,
  6. ipsissima verba,
  7. ipso facto,
  8. ipso jure,
  9. ipsus,
  10. ipswich

Compare contralateral.

Origin of ipsilateral

1905–10; < Latin ipsi- (combining form of ipse oneself, the very one) + lateral

Related formsip·si·lat·er·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for ipsilateral

ipsilateral

/ (ˌɪpsɪˈlætərəl) /

adjective

on or affecting the same side of the body

Word Origin for ipsilateral

C20: irregularly formed from Latin ipse self + lateral

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Word Origin and History for ipsilateral

ipsilateral

adj.

1907, from Latin ipse "self" + lateral.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ipsilateral

ipsilateral

[ ĭp′sə-lătər-əl ]

adj.

Located on or affecting the same side of the body.

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