[ lat-er-uh-luh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌlæt ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən /
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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Medicine definitions for lateralization
[ lăt′ər-ə-lĭ-zā′shən ]
Localization of function attributed to either the right or left side of the brain.
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