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[mee-zee-uh l, -see-, mez-ee-uh l, mes-] /ˈmi zi əl, -si-, ˈmɛz i əl, ˈmɛs-/

Dentistry. directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch.
Compare (def 3), (def 2).
(anatomy) another word for medial (sense 1)

“middle, median,” 1803, an irregular formation from Greek mesos “middle” (see meso-) + -al (1). Related: Mesially.

mesial me·si·al (mē’zē-əl, -zhəl)


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    mesio- pref. Mesial: mesiolabial.

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