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medial

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adjective me·di·al \ˈmē-dē-əl\

Definition of medial

  1. 1 :  mean, average

  2. 2 a :  being or occurring in the middle b :  extending toward the middle; especially :  lying or extending toward the median axis of the body

  3. 3 :  situated between the extremes of initial and final in a word or morpheme

medial noun
me·di·al·ly play \-ə-lē\ adverb


Examples of medial

  1. <four is the medial number between one and seven>



Origin of medial

Late Latin medialis, from Latin medius


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with medial


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medial

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adjective me·di·al \ˈmēd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of medial

  1. 1:  lying or extending in the middle; especially of a body part :  lying or extending toward the median axis of the body <the medial surface of the tibia>

  2. 2:  of or relating to the media of a blood vessel <necrosis and lipid deposition with medial involvement>

  3. me·di·al·ly \-ə-lē\play adverb




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