mesial


me·si·al

adjective \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\

Definition of MESIAL

1
:  middle, median
2
:  of, relating to, or being the surface of a tooth that is next to the tooth in front of it or that is closest to the middle of the front of the jaw — compare distal 2
me·si·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of MESIAL

1803

me·si·al

adjective \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESIAL

1
: being or located in the middle or a median part <the mesial aspect of the metacarpal head>
2
: situated in or near or directed toward the median plane of the body <the heart is mesial to the lungs>—compare distal 1b
3
: of, relating to, or being the surface of a tooth that is next to the tooth in front of it or that is closest to the middle of the front of the jaw—compare distal 1c, proximal 1b
me·si·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

Variants of MESIAL

me·si·al also me·sal \-zəl, -səl\

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