lateralization

noun lat·er·al·i·za·tion \ ˌla-tə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən , ˌla-trə- \

Definition of lateralization

: localization of function or activity on one side of the body in preference to the other

lateralize

play \ˈla-tə-rə-ˌlīz, ˈla-trə-\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of lateralization

1820

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lateralization

noun lat·er·al·iza·tion
variants: also British lateralisation play \ˌlat-ə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌla-trə-lə-\

medical Definition of lateralization

: localization of function or activity (as of verbal processes in the brain) on one side of the body in preference to the other

lateralize

also British lateralise play \ˈlat-ə-rə-ˌlīz, ˈla-trə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb lateralized also British lateralised; lateralizing also British lateralising

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