contralateral

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

Definition of contralateral

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

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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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