ipsilateral

adjective ip·si·lat·er·al \ ˌip-si-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl \

Definition of ipsilateral

: situated or appearing on or affecting the same side of the body

ipsilaterally

play \ˌip-si-ˈla-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of ipsilateral

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin ipse self, himself + later-, latus side


Medical Dictionary

ipsilateral

adjective ip·si·lat·er·al \ ˌip-si-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl \

medical Definition of ipsilateral

: situated or appearing on or affecting the same side of the body — compare contralateral

ipsilaterally

play \\ adverb

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ipsilateral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!