medial

adjective
me·​di·​al | \ˈmē-dē-əl \

Definition of medial 

1 : mean, average

2a : being or occurring in the middle

b : extending toward the middle especially : lying or extending toward the median axis of the body

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

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Other Words from medial

medial noun
medially \-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of medial in a Sentence

four is the medial number between one and seven

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Few defensive issues feel as important as the health of Floyd, who had surgery on his right knee in 2017 to repair his medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments. Colleen Kane, chicagotribune.com, "Bears relying on several comeback stories from their outside linebackers," 12 July 2018 Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic will have surgery to repair a slight tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee Tuesday, the team announced. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic set to have knee surgery in New York | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 The pressure was unsustainable, which led to this on April 10 2016: That is the moment that Winkler’s medial epicondyle snapped. Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018 The inmate was also shot in Friday's incident and transported to receive medial care. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "Second Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy dies overnight from downtown KCK shooting," 16 June 2018 Kable and his team found the people who chose to take the biggest gambles tended to have larger amygdalae, with fewer connections to the medial prefrontal cortex. Angus Chen, Scientific American, "Did You Buy Bitcoins? Your Brain’s Anatomy Might Be to Blame," 5 Apr. 2018 However, the bone at the base of our big toe—called the medial cuneiform—has a connection for the big toe that is more curved and slightly more angled than what is found in humans today. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Ancient Toddler Was at Home on the Ground and in the Trees," 5 July 2018 Remember the figure-8 that fastens the tendon to the medial epicondyle, that small bump on your humerus bone? Gabriel Baumgaertner, SI.com, "With Violent Elbow Injuries Behind Him, Braves Reliever Dan Winkler Is Pitching Like an All-Star," 4 July 2018 The driver, who apparently fell asleep at the wheel, was rushed to a nearby medial center, is expected to recover just fine. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "25-Ton Spud Spill Closes North Carolina Highway," 6 May 2016

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First Known Use of medial

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for medial

Late Latin medialis, from Latin medius

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medial

adjective
me·​di·​al | \ˈmēd-ē-əl \

Medical Definition of medial 

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

Other Words from medial

medially \-​ə-​lē \ adverb

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