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medial

 [me´de-al]
pertaining to or situated toward the midline.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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medial

adjective Toward the centre, middle, median, as of the body.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

medial

adjective Toward the center, middle, median of the body. Cf Lateral.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

me·di·al

(mē'dē-ăl) [TA]
Relating to the middle or center; nearer to the median or midsagittal plane.
[L. medialis, middle]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

medial

Situated toward the midline of the body. Compare LATERAL.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

medial

Relating to the middle; nearer the median plane.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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senegala the mesomeral plate circular, endomeral sclerite bear two pairs of micropits, parameres long and tapering to posterior pointed terminated with microsetae, whereas the mesomeral plate is semicircular with medially a slight depression, endomeral sclerite without micropits and parameres are not tapering to posterior and without terminal microsetae in the present specie.
Lower epigastria vessels were identified and 1-cm incisions were made through transverse fascia medially in Hesselbach triangle (Fig.
Barbula bearing two long slender projections laterally, bare medially. All pereomeres distinct dorsally, their margins irregularly curved.
It passes upward, forward, and medially, to be fixed into the lateral and front part of the medial condyle of the femur.
There is too much play in the forefoot as it plants, with excessive torque pressure concentrating medially upon impact.
Mesoscutum with setae only just inside tegulae and in three distinct, parallel longitudinal rows: two complete ones near imaginary notaulic courses, one along middle but only present in anterior two-thirds; disc smooth, without notauli; hind margin with a very inconspicuous, small prolongation medially, at each side with about six short setae at anterior margin of two small scuto-scutellar grooves which contain more short setae.
He noted that: "The National Alliance had a neutral stance of all the issues that occurred during the past years , and it was able to deal medially with everyone and was not a party of any problem , as well as on its quest in the convergence of views between the parties ."
It extended inferiorly to the right infratemporal fossa, posteriorly to the petrous bone close to the right carotid canal, inferomedially to the right parapharyngeal space, medially to the right lateral nasal wall, anterosuperiorly to the right orbit through the inferior orbital fissure, superoanteriorly compressing the right optic canal and superoposteriorly to the sphenoid bone.