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contralateral

adjective con·tra·lat·er·al \-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl\

Definition of CONTRALATERAL

:  occurring on or acting in conjunction with a part on the opposite side of the body

Origin of CONTRALATERAL

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1882
Medical Dictionary

contralateral

adjective con·tra·lat·er·al \-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

Medical Definition of CONTRALATERAL

:  occurring on, affecting, or acting in conjunction with a part on the opposite side of the body <the motor cortex controls contralateral muscles>—compare ipsilateral

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