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left-hand·ed

(left hand'ĕd),
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the left hand for writing and for most manual operations.
Synonym(s): sinistromanual
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

left-hand·ed

(left-hand'ĕd)
Denoting the habitual or more skillful use of the left hand for writing and for most manual functions.
Synonym(s): sinistromanual.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The present study has revealed a significant positive relationship between left handedness and creativity which appears to be counter intuitive given our cultural beliefs about the supremacy of right handedness and the value and efforts we put in teaching our children to be right handers.
The prevalence of left handedness in later studies shows a small increase in the percentage of left-handers.
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Lefties identified in the womb were also more likely to turn their head to the left after birth, one very early sign of left handedness, Hepper notes.
In the BG/UT sample of male offspring, the lowest incidence of left handedness was that for RL couples (11.97%), with RR couples producing 16.36% left-handed sons, LR couples producing the highest rate of 24.83%, and LL couples producing 23.08% left-handed sons.
Using nonpreferred hand skill to investigate pathological left handedness in an unselected population.