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lateralization

Pronunciation: lat'er-al-i-za'shun

Definition: The process whereby certain embryologic asymmetries of structure (such as the right-side location of the liver and the structure of the great vessels) and function (handedness) are ordained phylogenetically, coded genetically, and realized ontogenetically.

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