mesial

adjective
me·​si·​al | \ ˈmē-zē-əl How to pronounce mesial (audio) , -sē- \

Definition of mesial

2 : 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 sense 2

Other Words from mesial

mesially \ ˈmē-​zē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce mesially (audio) , -​sē-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of mesial

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mesial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesial. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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mesial

adjective
me·​si·​al | \ ˈmē-zē-əl How to pronounce mesial (audio) , -sē- How to pronounce mesial (audio) \
variants: also mesal \ -​zəl How to pronounce mesal (audio) , -​səl How to pronounce mesal (audio) \

Medical Definition of mesial

1 : being or located in the middle or a median part the mesial aspect of the metacarpal head
2 : situated in or near or directed toward the median plane of the body the heart is mesial to the lungs — compare distal sense 1b
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 sense 1c, proximal sense 1b

Other Words from mesial

mesially \ -​ē How to pronounce mesially (audio) \ adverb

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