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Medial   /mˈidiəl/  /mˈidjəl/   Listen

Dividing an animal into right and left halves.  Synonym: median.
Relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle.  Synonym: median.

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"Medial" Quotes from Famous Books

... maxillary fragments bears four thecodont teeth. These are conical, slender and sharply pointed; in their distal third they are slightly recurved, laterally compressed, and have anterior and posterior non-serrated cutting edges. In medial aspect at their bases, the teeth are longitudinally striated. The bases of the teeth are circular in cross-section and are slightly bulbous. There is no caniniform enlargement of any of the teeth, the longest tooth of each fragment being differently placed in the series of ...
— Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma • Richard C. Fox

... circulation is an important causative factor in ulceration, especially when it is the venous return that is defective. This is best illustrated in the so-called leg ulcer, which occurs most frequently on the front and medial aspect of the lower third of the leg. At this point the anastomosis between the superficial and deep veins of the leg is less free than elsewhere, so that the extra stress thrown upon the surface veins interferes with the nutrition ...
— Manual of Surgery - Volume First: General Surgery. Sixth Edition. • Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Words linked to "Medial" :   central, mesial, medium

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