ambilateral


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ambilateral

(ˌæmbɪˈlætərəl)
adj
affecting both sides of an organ or of the bodyrelating to a system of kinship in which a person can claim membership of the lineage group of either the father or mother (or both)
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Right-pawed dogs can cope better with novel environments and situations, whereas left-pawed dogs show more stranger-directed aggression than right-pawed or ambilateral dogs, studies have suggested.
Right-pawed dogs can cope better with novel environments and situations, whereas left-pawed dogs show more strangerdirected aggression than right-pawed or ambilateral dogs, studies have suggested.
Three types of language lateralization were extablished from the images obtained; 'typical' with a dominant left hemisphere (present in 88% of right-handers and 78% of left-handers), 'ambilateral' without a clearly dominant hemisphere (present in 12% of right-handers and 15% of left-handers), and 'strongly atypical' with a dominant right hemisphere (present only in 7% of left-handers).
Although the internal structure of most First Nations societies are either matrilineal or ambilateral, in the eyes of the nation state, a woman's legal identity in Canada was based on her husband's status, and a child's on that of his or her father.
Network mediation of exchange structures: Ambilateral sidedness and property flows in Pul Eliya (Sri Lanka).