Medial


Medial
The side of the body or body part that is nearer to the middle or center (median) of the body. For example, when referring to the knee, medial would mean the side of the knee that is closest to the other knee The opposite of medial is lateral.
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Relating to the middle or center; nearer to the median or midsagittal plane. SYN: medialis [TA]. [L. medialis, middle]

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me·di·al 'mēd-ē-əl adj
1) lying or extending in the middle esp, of a body part lying or extending toward the median axis of the body <the \medial surface of the tibia>
2) of or relating to the media of a blood vessel <necrosis and lipid deposition with \medial involvement>
me·di·al·ly -ə-lē adv

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adj.
relating to or situated in the central region of an organ, tissue, or the body.

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me·di·al (meґde-əl) [L. medialis] 1. pertaining to the middle; closer to the median plane or the midline of a body or structure. 2. pertaining to the middle layer of structures.

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  • médial — ● médial, médiale, médiaux adjectif (latin medialis, de medius, central) médiale nom féminin (latin medialis, de medius, central) Dans certains alphabets (en particulier l alphabet arabe), se dit de la forme d une lettre employée dans le cours… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Medial — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Medial en anatomía: dícese de la situación de una estructura, víscera, órgano, etc., con relación a otro, respecto del plano sagital, que es el plano que contiene a los ejes anteroposterior y vertical y que se sitúa… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Medial — Me di*al (m[=e] d[i^]*al), a. [L. medialis, fr. medius middle: cf. F. m[ e]dial. See {Middle}.] Of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean; as, medial alligation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medial — steht für: „zur Mitte hin gelegen” in der Medizin, siehe Anatomische Lage und Richtungsbezeichnungen „medienbezogen” in Kommunikation und Publizistik eine Verbvalenz in der Linguistik, siehe Diathese (Linguistik) eine Eigenschaft in der Algebra,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • medial — adj. 2 g. 1. Situado no meio. • s. f. 2. Letra medial (de uma palavra) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • medial — [mē′dē əl] adj. [LL medialis < L medius, middle: see MID1] 1. of or in the middle; neither beginning nor ending; median 2. nearer the median plane or axis of a body or part 3. a) of an average or mean b) average; ordinary …   English World dictionary

  • Medial — Me di*al, n. (Phonetics) See 2d {Media}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Medial — Medial, Medialfernrohr, s. Fernrohr, S. 440 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Medial — Mediāl (lat.), die Mitte bildend, zum Medium (s.d.) gehörend …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • medial — 1. situado u orientado hacia la línea media del cuerpo. 2. perteneciente a la túnica media, la capa media de la pared de un vaso sanguíneo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A …   Diccionario médico


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