Definition of Lateralization

1. Noun. Localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain.




Definition of Lateralization

1. Noun. Localization of a function, such as speech, to the right or left side of the brain. ¹

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Definition of Lateralization

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lateralization

1. The process whereby certain embryological asymmetries of structure (such as the right-side location of the liver and the structure of the great vessels) and function (handedness) are ordained phylogenetically, coded genetically, and realised ontogenetically. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateralization

lateral vein of lateral ventricle
lateral venous lacunae
lateral ventral hernia
lateral ventricle
lateral vertigo
lateral vestibular nucleus
lateral wall of middle ear
lateral wall of orbit
lateral wall of tympanic cavity
lateraled
lateraling
lateralis
lateralisation
lateralisations
laterality
lateralization (current term)
lateralizations
lateralize
lateralized
lateralizes
lateralizing
lateralled
lateralling
laterally
laterals
lateralward
laterborn
laterborns
latered
lateriflexion

Literary usage of Lateralization

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the ear in childhood: By Dr. Gustav Alexander, Tr. by Arthur J by Gustav Alexander, Arthur Joseph Bedell (1914)
"In unilateral aural affections there will be lateralization of the sound to one side. If the sound-conducting apparatus (of the external and middle ear) is ..."

2. Archives of Otology (1895)
"EARTH : The so-called lateralization in bone conduction. lateralization in bone conduction is either subjective, according to its perception by the examined ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Modern Otology by John Finch Barnhill, Ernest deWolfe Wales (1911)
"W indicates Weber's test, the lateralization being shown by an arrow pointing in the appropriate direction; if there is no lateralization, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1905)
"The lateralization with middle ear diseases is explained by Bezold as due to increased rigidity of the ossicles and their ligaments, which favors the ..."

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