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laterality

[ lat-uh-ral-i-tee ]
/ ˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti /
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noun
the use of one hand in preference to the other.Compare handedness.
the dominance or superior development of one side of the body or brain.
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Origin of laterality

First recorded in 1640–50; lateral + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for laterality

laterality
/ (ˌlætəˈrælɪtɪ) /

noun
psychol the difference in the mental functions controlled by the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for laterality

laterality
[ lăt′ə-rălĭ-tē ]

n.
Preferential use of limbs of one side of the body.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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