adjective me·di·al \ˈmē-dē-əl\

Definition of MEDIAL

:  mean, average
a :  being or occurring in the middle
b :  extending toward the middle; especially :  lying or extending toward the median axis of the body
:  situated between the extremes of initial and final in a word or morpheme
medial noun
me·di·al·ly \-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

Medical Dictionary


adjective me·di·al \ˈmēd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of MEDIAL

:  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>
:  of or relating to the media of a blood vessel <necrosis and lipid deposition with medial involvement>
me·di·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb


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