[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
1804, from medial (adj.) + -ly (2).
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)
noun 1. a ridge of glacial drift formed by the junction of two converging valley glaciers. medial moraine (mē’dē-əl) See under moraine.
- Medial occipitotemporal gyrus
medial occipitotemporal gyrus medial oc·cip·i·to·tem·po·ral gyrus (ŏk-sĭp’ĭ-tō-těm’pər-əl, -těm’prəl) n. See lingual gyrus.
- Medial plantar nerve
medial plantar nerve n. One of the two terminal branches of the tibial nerve running along the medial aspect of the sole to supply the abductor muscle of the big toe and the short flexor muscle of the toes and innervating the skin of the medial part of the foot and the medial three and […]
- Medial pterygoid muscle
medial pterygoid muscle n. A muscle with origin from the pterygoid fossa of the sphenoid bone and the tuberosity of the maxilla, with insertion into the medial surface of the mandible, with nerve supply from the medial pterygoid branch of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, and whose action raises the mandible and closes […]