Mesially

mesial

[mee-zee-uhl, -see-, mez-ee-uhl, mes-]
adjective
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; mes- + -ial

mesially, adverb
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mesial (ˈmiːzɪəl)
 
adj
anatomy another word for medial
 
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
 
'mesially
 
adv

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mesial
from Gk. mesos "middle" (see medial) + -al.
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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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