me·​di·​al | \ ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce medial (audio) \

Definition of medial

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 \ ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce medially (audio) \ adverb

Examples of medial in a Sentence

four is the medial number between one and seven
Recent Examples on the Web During the media briefing, Schroeder confirmed that the video shows Mattingly receiving medial attention after the shooting. Matt Mencarini, The Courier-Journal, "Officer called 'murderer' in Breonna Taylor shooting hires attorney who threatens lawsuits," 25 Sep. 2020 Henry Molaison, one such patient, had large segments of his medial temporal lobe removed. Doug Johnson, National Geographic, "How you perceive time may depend on your income," 22 Sep. 2020 According to reports, Collins fractured his medial malleolus, which is the inside of his shin bone (i.e., tibia) at his ankle. Colin Hoobler, oregonlive, "Colin Hoobler: Zach Collins’ stress fracture recovery could take months, poses high risk of re-injury for Trail Blazers’ center," 24 Aug. 2020 The Grammys won’t have corporate tie-ins: Two of the VMA awards -- push best new artist, presented by Chime Banking and everyday heroes: frontline medial workers, brought to you by Extra Gum -- had corporate sponsors. Paul Grein, Billboard, "18 Ways the Grammys Will -- And Probably Won’t -- Look Like the VMAs," 4 Sep. 2020 Why did the state medical board of Ohip permanently revoke the medial training certificate of a former Cleveland Clinic resident? Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Why can’t liberals and conservatives have civil discussions about politics? This Week in the CLE," 24 Aug. 2020 Trump claimed in a tweet, although medial professionals have criticized him for promoting hydroxychloroquine despite its potential dangers to certain patients. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Before GOP convention, Trump pushes use of blood plasma treatment for COVID-19," 23 Aug. 2020 According to a team press release issued Friday, a hairline medial malleolus stress fracture of the ankle has been discovered. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins to undergo season-ending ankle surgery," 21 Aug. 2020 Faulconer has been far from his harshest critic, and most of the mayor’s social medial posts have not directly mentioned the governor by name. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faulconer gubernatorial speculation rises again," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of medial was in 1570

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6 Oct 2020

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“Medial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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me·​di·​al | \ ˈmēd-ē-əl How to pronounce medial (audio) \

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 How to pronounce medially (audio) \ adverb

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