contralateral


con·tra·lat·er·al

adjective \-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

con·tra·lat·er·al

adjective \-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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