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a tendency to use preferentially in voluntary motor acts the parts along one side of the body, such as the ear, eye, hand, or leg; see also dextrality, sinistrality, and handedness.
crossed laterality the preferential use of contralateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right eye and left hand.
dominant laterality the preferential use of ipsilateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right (dextrality) or left (sinistrality) ear, eye, hand, and leg.
right dominance of some members functions (for example, use of upper limb or sighting with eye) and left dominance of others.
Mixed dominance of body parts, e.g., preferring to use the left arm for throwing a ball but the right leg for kicking it.
See also: laterality
cross·ed lat·er·al·i·ty(krawst latĕr-ali-tē)
Right dominance of some members' functions (e.g., use of upper limb or sighting with eye) and left dominance of others.