contralateral

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contra- +‎ lateral

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑntɹəˈlætəɹəl/

Adjective[edit]

contralateral (not comparable)

  1. On the opposite side of the body.
    Synonym: heterolateral
    • 2004, S. Eva Singletary, Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease, page 629:
      Early detection and advances in breast cancer treatment have increased the overall survival and life expectancy of patients with unilateral breast cancer, thereby increasing their risk of subsequently developing contralateral breast cancer.

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Noun[edit]

contralateral (plural contralaterals)

  1. (especially in plural) The opposite side of the body