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laterality

[lat-uh-ral-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the use of one hand in preference to the other.Compare handedness.
  2. 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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  • 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)

    Thomas Browne


British Dictionary definitions for laterality

laterality

noun
  1. psychol the difference in the mental functions controlled by the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain
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laterality in Medicine

laterality

(lăt′ə-rălĭ-tē)
n.
  1. Preferential use of limbs of one side of the body.
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