dextrality

dextrality

[dek-stral-i-tee]
noun
1.
the state or quality of having the right side or its parts or members different from and, usually, more efficient than the left side or its parts or members; right-handedness.
2.
preference for using the right hand or side. Compare sinistrality.
3.
Zoology. the state of being dextral.

Origin:
1640–50; dextral + -ity

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dextral (ˈdɛkstrəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or located on the right side, esp of the body; right-hand
2.  of or relating to a person who prefers to use his right foot, hand, or eye; right-handed
3.  (of the shells of certain gastropod molluscs) coiling in an anticlockwise direction from the apex; dextrorse
 
dextrality
 
n
 
'dextrally
 
adv

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dextrality dex·tral·i·ty (děk-strāl'ĭ-tē)
n.
Preference for the right hand in performing manual tasks; right-handedness.

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