Definition of allochiria in English:

allochiria

(also allocheiria)

noun

Medicine
  • Originally: a condition in which a person is unable to determine on which side of the body a stimulus has been applied. In later use: specifically a condition in which a stimulus applied or presented to one side of the body is perceived as occurring on the opposite side.

Origin

Late 19th century. From German Allocheirie from German allo- + ancient Greek χείρ hand + German -ie.

Pronunciation

allochiria

/ˌaləˈkʌɪrɪə/