[mee-dee-uh l] /ˈmi di əl/
situated in or pertaining to the middle; median; intermediate.
pertaining to a mean or average; average.
Phonetics. within a word or syllable; neither initial nor final, as the t, a, and n in stand.
Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the .
of or situated in the middle
ordinary or average in size
(maths) relating to an average
another word for median (sense 1), median (sense 2), median (sense 3)
(zoology) of or relating to a media
(phonetics) a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
1560s, “pertaining to a mathematical mean,” from Late Latin medialis “of the middle,” from Latin medius “in the middle,” from PIE *medhyo- “middle” (cf. Sanskrit madhyah, Avestan madiya- “middle,” Greek mesos, Gothic midjis, Old English midd “middle,” Old Church Slavonic medzu “between,” Armenian mej “middle”); perhaps related to PIE root *me- “between.” Meaning “occupying a middle position” is attested from 1721.
“a medial letter,” 1776, from medial (adj.).
medial me·di·al (mē’dē-əl)
- Medial cord of brachial plexus
medial cord of brachial plexus n. A fasciculus formed by the anterior division of the inferior trunk, giving rise to the medial pectoral, the medial brachial cutaneous, the medial antebrachial cutaneous, the ulnar, and the medial root of the median nerves.
- Medial crest
medial crest n. A ridge of bone on the posterior surface of the fibula separating the attachment of the posterior tibial muscle from that of the long flexor muscle of the great toe and the soleus muscle.
- Medial cuneiform bone
medial cuneiform bone n. The medial bone of the distal row of the tarsus and the largest of the three cuneiform bones, articulating with the intermediate cuneiform, navicular, and first and second metatarsal bones. Also called first cuneiform bone.
- Medial cutaneous nerve of arm
medial cutaneous nerve of arm n. A nerve that arises from the medial cord of the brachial plexus and supplies the skin of the medial side of the arm.