dor·​so·​lat·​er·​al | \ ˌdȯr-sō-ˈla-tə-rəl How to pronounce dorsolateral (audio) , -ˈla-trəl \

Definition of dorsolateral

: of, relating to, or involving both the back and the sides

Examples of dorsolateral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers aimed at the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex because dozens of small neuro-imaging studies have reported that in people deemed antisocial or aggressive or both, this region is typically smaller and less active than in other people. Sharon Begley, STAT, 2 July 2018 The part responsible for self-inhibition and control, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is blue. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 29 Apr. 2018 But there was less activity in areas like the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which contributes to self-control. Tim Requarth, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of dorsolateral

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Dorsolateral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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dor·​so·​lat·​er·​al | \ ˌdȯr-sō-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl How to pronounce dorsolateral (audio) \

Medical Definition of dorsolateral

: of, relating to, or involving both the back and the sides the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

Other Words from dorsolateral

dorsolaterally \ -​ē How to pronounce dorsolateral (audio) \ adverb


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