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 2

mesially

play \-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 play \-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 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 1c, proximal 1b

mesially

play \\ adverb

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