mesial

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adjective me·si·al \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\

Definition of mesial

  1. 1 :  middle, median

  2. 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

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First Known Use of mesial

1803


Medical Dictionary

mesial

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adjective me·si·al \ˈmē-zē-əl, -sē-\
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Medical Definition of mesial

  1. 1:  being or located in the middle or a median part the mesial aspect of the metacarpal head

  2. 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. 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

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