Definition of contralateral in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkäntrəˈladərəl/ /ˌkɑntrəˈlædərəl/


  • Relating to or denoting the side of the body opposite to that on which a particular structure or condition occurs.

    ‘the symptom develops in the hand contralateral to the lesion’
    • ‘This seems to be of biological relevance because contralateral (opposite side of tumor) use did not significantly increase the risk.’
    • ‘In our patient, the contralateral pedicular stress fracture first occurred in combination with unilateral spondylolysis.’
    • ‘The surgeon exposes the femoral artery on the contralateral (ie, opposite) side in the same fashion.’
    • ‘During walking, external layers and internal layers on contralateral sides of the body were active in synchrony.’
    • ‘In one case, the contralateral side was missing.’