medial

adjective me·di·al \ ˈmē-dē-əl \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of medial

1 : mean, average
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

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of medial in a Sentence

  1. four is the medial number between one and seven

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Origin and Etymology of medial

Late Latin medialis, from Latin medius


Medical Dictionary

medial

adjective me·di·al \ ˈmēd-ē-əl \

medical Definition of medial

1 : lying or extending in the middle; especiallyof 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

play \-ə-lē\ adverb


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