mid·​line | \ ˈmid-ˌlīn , -ˈlīn\

Definition of midline

: a median line especially : the median line or median plane of the body or some part of the body

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However, the tumor, in crossing the brain’s midline, abuts and has possibly invaded a major blood supply. Daphne Beal, Vogue, "After One Writer Finds Out She Has a Brain Tumor, She Confronts It Head On," 10 Aug. 2018 Modern bird tongues are exceptionally diverse and can be highly mobile, thanks to complex hyoids that include multiple structures that may extend along the midline to the tongue’s tip. Mindy Weisberger, Scientific American, "T. Rex Couldn’t Stick Out Its Tongue," 24 June 2018 The key, when shooting from the left corner, is to place your kick on the ball's right hand side, a couple of inches below the midline. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "The Physics of the One Goal You Won't See at the World Cup," 15 June 2018 Pay close attention & keep your midline engaged on the way down, keeping that core tight – don't just drop the legs. 6. Redbook, "Wedding Dress Challenge Phase 2: Week 1 Workouts," 1 Apr. 2012 That is far from the midline of the Taiwan Strait that separates the mainland and island. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, "Taiwan Plays Down Chinese Military Exercises," 18 Apr. 2018 The injections are limited to the midline of the neck which is the larger problem area for most people. Micaela English, Town & Country, "T&C's Guide To Injectables: Which Ones To Consider, Cost, And How Long They Last," 17 Feb. 2016 Glide your straight legs out in abduction and squeeze them back in adduction towards your midline. Michelle Ward Trainor, PEOPLE.com, "Karlie Kloss Does This Workout to Get Runway Ready — Try It!," 14 Feb. 2018 Maintain a strong midline by pressing your legs together and pointing the toes about three feet in front of you. Jay Willis, GQ, "How to Do Chin-ups the Right Way, According to Personal Trainers," 19 Jan. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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mid·​line | \ ˈmid-ˌlīn, ˌmid-ˈlīn \

Medical Definition of midline

: a median line especially : the median line or median plane of the body or some part of the body

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