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handedness

noun hand·ed·ness \-nəs\

Definition of HANDEDNESS

1
:  a tendency to use one hand rather than the other
2
a :  the property of an object (as a molecule) of not being identical with its mirror image :  chirality
b :  either of the two configurations of an object that may exist in forms which are nonidentical mirror images

First Known Use of HANDEDNESS

1915

handedness

noun hand·ed·ness \-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HANDEDNESS

1
:  a tendency to use one hand rather than the other
2
:  the property of an object (as a molecule) of not being identical with its mirror image
3
:  the property of having either a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (as the corkscrew movement of some microorganisms or their flagella or cilia)

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