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midline

[mid-lahyn] /ˈmɪdˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
Zoology. the median plane of the body of an animal.
2.
Geometry, midsegment.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; mid- + line1
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  • There are seven of these groups or nuclei on either side of the midline and one medial nucleus.
  • Many of its axons cross the midline and probably ascend with the medial lemniscus to the ventro-lateral region of the thalamus.
  • The neck is straight, and the trachea is midline and mobile.
midline in Medicine

midline mid·line (mĭd'līn')
n.
A medial line, especially the medial line or plane of the body.

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