medial

adjective

me·​di·​al ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce medial (audio)
1
2
a
: 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
medial noun
medially adverb

Examples of medial in a Sentence

four is the medial number between one and seven
Recent Examples on the Web After reports of the spoiled food were made, Delta consulted with medial experts who recommended the flight's diversion to New York. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 The 26-year-old Californian was on the short list of athletes Djokovic called after tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee in the fourth round of the French Open. Ava Wallace, Washington Post, 29 June 2024 Fudd’s first three years at UConn have been marred by injuries, first missing 11 games with a foot injury in 2021-22, then eight with a right knee injury last year before suffering a season-ending right ACL and medial meniscus tear in late November 2023. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 1 Apr. 2024 The bureau has been able to complete 89 out of the 101 outside medial appointments and worked to cut the X-ray and lab order backlog. Jaclyn Diaz, NPR, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for medial 

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin medialis, from Latin medius

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of medial was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Medial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medial. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

medial

adjective
me·​di·​al ˈmēd-ē-əl How to pronounce medial (audio)
medially adverb

Medical Definition

medial

adjective
me·​di·​al ˈmēd-ē-əl How to pronounce medial (audio)
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
medially adverb

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