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lateralization

[ lat-er-uh-luh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌlæt ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun
functional specialization of the brain, with some skills, as language, occurring primarily in the left hemisphere and others, as the perception of visual and spatial relationships, occurring primarily in the right hemisphere.
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Origin of lateralization

First recorded in 1885–90; lateral + -ization
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