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laterality

[lat-uh-ral-i-tee] /ˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the use of one hand in preference to the other.
Compare handedness.
2.
the dominance or superior development of one side of the body or brain.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; lateral + -ity
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  • laterality is the release of airflow at the side of the tongue.
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laterality

/ˌlætəˈrælɪtɪ/
noun
1.
(psychol) the difference in the mental functions controlled by the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain
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laterality in Medicine

laterality lat·er·al·i·ty (lāt'ə-rāl'ĭ-tē)
n.
Preferential use of limbs of one side of the body.

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