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Definition of "laterality" [lat•er•al•i•ty]

  • Preference in using one side of the body over the other. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laterality" in a sentence
  • "In addition to the laterality of the fracture, right vs. left, the kind of fracture -- open vs. closed, location on the bone -- distal vs. proximal, and whether this was the initial or a subsequent encounter, doctors will need to be much more explicit when documenting care."
  • "May your laterality remain compliant and your verticulosis as stiff as ever."
  • "Half-height and full-height cover each serve a purpose, as the verticality/laterality of each is significant full-height cover is useful against elevated enemies, while half-height cover is invalidated; full-height cover forces actors to alter their lateral path while half-height can be vaulted, etc."