ipsilateral

adjective

ip·​si·​lat·​er·​al ˌip-si-ˈla-t(ə-)rəl How to pronounce ipsilateral (audio)
: situated or appearing on or affecting the same side of the body
ipsilaterally adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The ability to switch between ipsilateral and contralateral modes. Colleen Gulick, Outside Online, 3 Sep. 2021 CrossClimber is the only model that has the ability to switch between ipsilateral (same-side arms and legs always move together) and contralateral (same-side arms and legs always move in opposite directions) modes. Colleen Gulick, Outside Online, 3 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ipsilateral was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Ipsilateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ipsilateral. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

ipsilateral

adjective
ip·​si·​lat·​er·​al ˌip-si-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl How to pronounce ipsilateral (audio)
: situated or appearing on or affecting the same side of the body compare contralateral
ipsilaterally adverb
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