left brain

noun

Definition of left brain

: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (such as analytic and logical thinking)

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Other Words from left brain

left-brained \ ˈleft-​ˈbrānd How to pronounce left brain (audio) \ adjective

Examples of left brain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Alzheimer's, something goes wrong and leaves brain cells with these chunks of tau and amyloid that further damage or choke them. Kenneth S. Kosik, Scientific American, "Five Types of Research, Underexplored until Recently, Could Produce Alzheimer’s Treatments," 20 Apr. 2020 Melton and Todd Walburg from Cutter Law in Oakland, California, are suing Toyota on behalf of a young Florida couple left brain damaged after leaving their keyless 2014 Lexus sedan running in the garage for six hours. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "His keyless car killed him while he slept. New legislation could save others," 14 June 2019 Several people were wounded in the attack and one person was left brain-dead, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "Macron Handily Survives No-Confidence Vote in France," 13 Dec. 2018 Kia, of West Yorkshire, had been left brain damaged and her devastated parents, Paul Gott and Vikki Mitchell, were told by doctors their youngest child might not make it. Fox News, "Toddler who lost arms, legs to meningitis heads home," 1 June 2018 Thompson was left brain damaged in the crash, but eventually recovered and re-enlisted in the army. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "A Eulogy for a Fallen Spider-Man Character," 31 May 2018 Willey was left brain dead after the confrontation and was taken off life support three days after the shooting. Washington Post, "Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head in Md. school shooting," 26 Mar. 2018 Willey was left brain dead after the confrontation and was taken off life support three days after the shooting. Lynh Bui, chicagotribune.com, "Student gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot to head after Maryland school shooting, police say," 26 Mar. 2018 Willey was left brain-dead after a 17-year-old classmate shot her in the head minutes before class started at Great Mills on Tuesday morning. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "Funeral planned for 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, victim of Maryland high school shooting," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of left brain

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Left brain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/left%20brain. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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left brain

noun

Medical Definition of left brain

: the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking)

Other Words from left brain

left-brained \ ˈleft-​ˈbrānd How to pronounce left brain (audio) \ adjective

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