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mesial

[mee-zee-uh l, -see-, mez-ee-uh l, mes-] /ˈmi zi əl, -si-, ˈmɛz i əl, ˈmɛs-/
adjective
1.
2.
Dentistry. directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch.
Compare buccal (def 3), distal (def 2).
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; mes- + -ial
Related forms
mesially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mesial

mesial

/ˈmiːzɪəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) another word for medial (sense 1)
Derived Forms
mesially, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from meso- + -ial
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Word Origin and History for mesial
adj.

"middle, median," 1803, an irregular formation from Greek mesos "middle" (see meso-) + -al (1). Related: Mesially.

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mesial in Medicine

mesial me·si·al (mē'zē-əl, -zhəl)
adj.

  1. Of, in, near, or toward the middle.

  2. Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.

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