left-handed

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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

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.
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Coren and Halpern think that lefthandedness is induced by premature birth or other early stress, such as elevated levels of pregnancy hormones in the mother, allergies, and immune disorders.
Although lefthandedness remains a mystery, there are three important facts that are recognized: (1) almost two out of three lefties are males; (2) lefthandedness seems to have a genetic origin; and (3) the brain controls handedness.
Many studies have been made to determine how lefthandedness affects health, scholastic achievement, athletic ability, etc.