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Related to medial: Medial meniscus, Medial collateral ligament

medial

 [me´de-al]
pertaining to or situated toward the midline.

me·di·al

(mē'dē-ăl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with median or mesial. These words are similar in meaning but not interchangeable. Medial generally means 'nearer to the midline of the body;' thus, the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve lies nearer to the midline than the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve. Median generally means 'between two other structures'; thus, the median nerve lies between the radial nerve and the ulnar nerve in the forearm. Mesial, used almost exclusively in dentistry, means 'nearer to the center line of the dental arch'.
Relating to the middle or center; nearer to the median or midsagittal plane.
Synonym(s): medialis [TA]
[L. medialis, middle]

medial

/me·di·al/ (me´de-il)
1. situated toward the median plane or midline of the body or a structure.
2. pertaining to the middle layer of structures.

medial

(mē′dē-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
2. Linguistics Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
3. Mathematics Being or relating to an average or a mean.
4. Average; ordinary.
n. Linguistics
1. A voiced stop, such as (b), (d), or (g). Also called media2.
2. A sound, letter, or form of a letter that is neither initial nor final.

me′di·al·ly adv.

medial

[mē′dē·əl]
Etymology: L, medius, middle
1 pertaining to, situated in, or oriented toward the midline of the body.
2 pertaining to the tunica media, the middle layer of a blood vessel wall. Also mesial.

medial

adjective Toward the centre, middle, median, as of the body.

medial

adjective Toward the center, middle, median of the body. Cf Lateral.

me·di·al

(mē'dē-ăl) [TA]
Relating to the middle or center; nearer to the median or midsagittal plane.
[L. medialis, middle]

medial

Situated toward the midline of the body. Compare LATERAL.

medial

Relating to the middle; nearer the median plane.

me·di·al

(mē'dē-ăl) [TA]
Relating to the middle or center; nearer to the median or midsagittal plane or center of dental arch.
[L. medialis, middle]

medial (me´deəl),

adj located in or directed toward the middle; closer to the body's midline.

medial

pertaining to or situated toward the midline.

medial nasal process
one of the frontal processes derived from frontonasal mesenchyme and forming part of the border of the nasal pits, the future nostrils.
medial palatine process
see palatine process.
medial patellar ligament
in the species in which the tendon is trifurcated (horse, cattle), the largest and most medial of the three patellar ligaments.
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One point marker was affixed to the tendon 5 mm proximal to the medial row anchors and one marker was affixed to the humerus 5 mm distal to the lateral row anchors.
5) The anterior bundle of the UCL originates at the medial epicondyle and attaches at the sublime tubercle of the proximal ulna (Figures 3,4).
Consult with someone on which way to point your foot when lifting weights with your legs so as to specifically strengthen the medial quadriceps.
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We looked at all medial plosives, but there were cross-language differences in burst durations only among the short/single plosives (and the differences in closure duration due to quantity are beyond this paper).
At sonography, the position of the ulnar nerve was noted with respect to the medial epicondyle.
From the literature, it is apparent that this type of patella dislocation would result from a blow directly on the medial side while the quadriceps is taut (4).
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The 21-year-old midfielder has been out of action since damaging his medial ligament during the Black Cats' 1-0 Premier League win over Liverpool on October 17.
ST JOHNSTONE suffered a huge blow yesterday when captain Kevin Rutkiewicz was ruled out for six weeks with medial ligament damage.