One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Located on the right side; turned or orientated towards the right side.
2Favouring, or having greater skill or acuity on the right side of the body; especially having greater strength or superior motor skills in the limbs of the right side.
3Medicine. Affecting or occurring in the right side of the body or of an organ, or the right-hand member of a bilateral pair of organs.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From right + sided.
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