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1. Of, in, near, or toward the middle.
2. Dentistry Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.
(Anatomy) anatomy another word for medial1
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
me•si•al(ˈmi zi əl)
2. nearest to or directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Compare distal (def. 2).