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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.
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(Anatomy) anatomy another word for medial1
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
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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).
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|Adj.||1.||mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body|
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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