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mesial

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adjective me·si·al \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\

Medical Definition of mesial

  1. 1:  being or located in the middle or a median part <the mesial aspect of the metacarpal head>

  2. 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. 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

mesially \-ē\play adverb


Variants of mesial

also mesal \-zəl, -səl\play play

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