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left-handedness

[left′ han′didnes]
a natural tendency by some persons to favor the use of the left hand in performing certain tasks. Also called sinistrality. See also cerebral dominance, handedness.

left-handedness

Using the left hand as the dominant hand, e.g., for writing, work, or sports. Synonym: sinistrality
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