Medical Dictionary


noun lat·er·al·i·ty \ˌlat-ə-ˈral-ət-ē\
plural lat·er·al·i·ties

Medical Definition of LATERALITY

:  preference in use of homologous parts on one lateral half of the body over those on the other :  dominance in function of one of a pair of lateral homologous parts <studies of the laterality of individuals in the performance of different tasks—K. C. Garrison>

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