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Definition of "mesial" [me•sial]

  • Of, in, near, or toward the middle. (adjective)
  • Dentistry Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch. (adjective)

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 "mesial" in a sentence
  • "Seven molars were also virtually sectioned through the mesial cusps and two-dimensional enamel thickness and dentine horn height measurements were recorded."
  • "But others part of the brain, the insula, which has a role in the experience of pain, and the greater mesial prefrontal cortex became activated when the subjects contemplated selling one of their items."
  • "I had mesial temporal sclerosis and lived more than 27 years of my life with seizures."