mesial

adjective
me·​si·​al | \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\

Definition of mesial 

1 : middle, median

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 \ -​ə-​lē \ adverb

First Known Use of mesial

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mesial

adjective
me·​si·​al | \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē- \
variants: also mesal \ -​zəl , -​səl \

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 \ adverb

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