laterality

[ lat-uh-ral-i-tee ]
/ ˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti /

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
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Medical definitions for laterality

laterality
[ lăt′ə-rălĭ-tē ]

n.

Preferential use of limbs of one side of the body.
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