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me·si·al

 (mē′zē-əl, -zhəl)
adj.
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.

me′si·al·ly adv.
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mesial

(ˈmiːzɪəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy another word for medial1
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
ˈmesially adv
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me•si•al

(ˈmi zi əl)

adj.
2. nearest to or directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Compare distal (def. 2).
[1795–1805]
me′si•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the bodymesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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