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Definition of "medial" []

  • Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Being or relating to an average or a mean. (adjective)
  • Average; ordinary. (adjective)
  • Linguistics A voiced stop, such as (b), (d), or (g). Also called media2. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medial" in a sentence
  • "On the medial side of the foot from behind forward may be felt the _medial process (internal tuberosity) _ of the calcaneus; the _sustentaculum tali_, which lies about 1 inch vertically below the tip of the malleolus; the _tubercle of the navicular_, about 1 inch in front of the malleolus, and at a slightly lower level; the _first (internal) cuneiform_, and the base, shaft, and head of the _first metatarsal_."
  • "Basically, if you have the data to show that this person or these people got sick because of this exposure the the spiller is actually required to do this long term medial surveillance and help the people, pay for the people to get better."
  • "A region in the very center of the thalamus called the medial nuclei also makes the sort of distinction that is interpreted by us as "pleasant" or "unpleasant.""