lateralization


lat·er·al·i·za·tion

noun \ˌla-tə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌla-trə-\

Definition of LATERALIZATION

:  localization of function or activity on one side of the body in preference to the other
lat·er·al·ize \ˈla-tə-rə-ˌlīz, ˈla-trə-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of LATERALIZATION

circa 1899

lat·er·al·iza·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LATERALIZATION

: localization of function or activity (as of verbal processes in the brain) on one side of the body in preference to the other
lat·er·al·ize also British lat·er·al·ise \ˈlat-ə-rə-ˌlīz, ˈla-trə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb, lat·er·al·ized also British lat·er·al·ised lat·er·al·iz·ing also British lat·er·al·is·ing

Variants of LATERALIZATION

lat·er·al·iza·tion also British lat·er·al·isa·tion \ˌlat-ə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌla-trə-lə-\

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