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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kon'tra-lat'er-al

Definition: Relating to the opposite side, as when pain is perceived or paralysis occurs on the side opposite to that of the lesion.

Synonym(s): heterolateral

[L. contra, opposite, + latus, side]

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