- 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.
Origin of laterality
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And therefore this prevalency is either uncertainly placed in the laterality, or custom determines its differency.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 2 of 3)
- psychol the difference in the mental functions controlled by the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain
- Preferential use of limbs of one side of the body.
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