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ipsilateral Line breaks: ip¦si|lat¦eral
Pronunciation: /ˌɪpsɪˈlat(ə)r(ə)l/

Definition of ipsilateral in English:


Belonging to or occurring on the same side of the body.
Example sentences
  • If we could not find a unique single motor unit potential on the same side, the ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve was sectioned, and that half of the muscle became silent.
  • In case 4, the carcinomas in the submandibular gland and ipsilateral tonsil, the latter including an in situ component, were histologically similar keratinizing squamous tumors.
  • In intrathecal post-treatment group rats, although the number of FLI neurons of ipsilateral side decreased in the whole area of L4-5, there was no significant difference compared to control group.


Early 20th century: formed irregularly from Latin ipse 'self' + lateral.

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