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me·di·al

 (mē′dē-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
2. Linguistics Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
3. Mathematics Being or relating to an average or a mean.
4. Average; ordinary.
n. Linguistics
1. A voiced stop, such as (b), (d), or (g). Also called media2.
2. A sound, letter, or form of a letter that is neither initial nor final.

[Late Latin mediālis, from Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

me′di·al·ly adv.

medial

(ˈmiːdɪəl)
adj
1. of or situated in the middle
2. ordinary or average in size
3. (Mathematics) maths relating to an average
4. (Biology) another word for median1, median2, median3
5. (Statistics) another word for median1, median2, median3
6. (Zoology) zoology of or relating to a media
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
[C16: from Late Latin mediālis, from medius middle]
ˈmedially adv

me•di•al

(ˈmi di əl)

adj.
1. in or pertaining to the middle.
2. pertaining to a mean or average; average.
3. (of a sound or letter) occurring within a word, syllable, or other linguistic unit, as the sounds (i) and (t) in city; not initial or final.
n.
4.
a. a medial sound or letter.
[1560–70; < Late Latin mediālis; see medium, -al1]
me′di•al•ly, adv.

medial

1. Toward the middle.
2. Toward the midline of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.medial - dividing an animal into right and left halvesmedial - dividing an animal into right and left halves
mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
2.medial - relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"

medial

adjective
1. At, in, near, or being the center:
Translations
keski-mediaalinensisäpuolinen

medial

[ˈmiːdɪəl] ADJmedial

medial

adj (= in the middle)mittlere(r, s); in (word) medial position (Ling) → im Inlaut

me·di·al

a. medial, localizado-a hacia la línea media.

medial

adj (anat) interno, medial; — thigh muslo interno
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In adults, the morphology of the tibia differs from that of the femur; therefore, the morphologies of the lateral and medial menisci (MM) are also expected to differ (4).
Background: Partial medial menisectomy has no adverse results.
After careful palpation of the ligament, medial patellar desmotomy was performed in lateral recumbence, under local anesthesia achieved by 2% lignocaine hydrochloride.
In the 21st century, a new anatomic structure, medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), crucial for patellofemoral stability was determined [4-6, 8].
suggested [1] splitting of the medial rectus as an alternative treatment option to the posterior "Faden fixation surgery" suggested by Cuppers [2] in patients with varying angles of esotropia.
In recent years, two papers have reported that medial meniscal extrusion (MME), which can be measured on ultrasonography, is related to the degree of knee pain [6, 7].