• WordNet 3.6
    • adj medial relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle
    • adj medial dividing an animal into right and left halves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Medial Of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean; as, medial alligation.
    • n Medial (Phonetics) See 2d Media.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • medial Pertaining to the middle; situated or existing between two extremities or extremes; intermediate in situation, rank, or degree: as, the medial letters of a word; a medial mark on an insect's wing.
    • medial Mean: pertaining to a mean or average.
    • medial In modern spiritualism, pertaining to a medium or to mediumship; mediumistic: as, medial faculties; medial phenomena.
    • medial In zoology and anatomy, same as median and mesal.
    • medial In botany, same as median.
    • medial In modern music, a cadence, final or not, in which the next to the last chord is inverted; an inverted cadence.
    • n medial In Gr. grammar, one of the mutes β, γ, δ, as if intermediate in sound between the surd mutes π, κ, τ and the aspirates φ, χ, θ. The term medial (Latin media) translates the technical Greek μέσον, sc. α%27φωνον, middle mute.
    • n medial In entomology, same as median vein (which see, under median).
    • n medial In geometry, same as median, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Medial mē′di-al lying between two extremes, median: of or pertaining to a mean or average
    • n Medial one of the sonant-mute group, g, d, b, intermediate between the surd or smooth group (c, t, p) and the rough or aspirate group (gh, dh, bh, kh, th, ph)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. medialis, fr. medius, middle: cf. F. médial,. See Middle


In literature:

Every thing is medial.
"Essays, First Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The posterior arm of the squamosal is pointed terminally and articulates with the prooetic medially.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León
In many specimens the vomerine ridges are larger and more closely approximated medially than in the specimen described above.
"A Review of the Frogs of the Hyla bistincta Group" by William E. Duellman
We may also mention that in Goidelic initial j and medial v disappear, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
In all doves studied the coracoid artery arose from the subclavian medial to the axillary artery.
"Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae" by Marion Anne Jenkinson
The surface appears smooth; the view may be of the medial side.
"A New Genus of Pennsylvania Fish (Crossoperygii, Coelacanthiformes) from Kansas" by Joan Echols
The number of medial moraines on a trunk glacier is always one less than the number of tributaries.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
The nasals are of moderate size and in broad contact with the ethmoid, but are separated from one another medially.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
"A Book Written by the Spirits of the So-Called Dead" by C. G. Helleberg
In that first school was struck the medial key-note.
"Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
The mentum is not completely divided medially.
"Journal of Entomology and Zoology" by Horace Gunthorp
They are broadly in contact with the maxillary, are narrow medially, and are attached by pointed processes to the medial part of the ethmoid.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
Upper mandible deeply channelled; nostrils medial; wings moderate; third primary longest.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
G. invariably simplifies a medial Pr.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
The clouds were just coming up as we halted on the medial moraine.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Nostrils medial between the tip and gape of the bill.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume I" by William Swainson
Nostrils sulcated, covered by a membrane; aperture large, oblong, pervious, nearly medial.
"Zoological Illustrations, Volume III" by William Swainson
Seen from a distance medial moraines look smaller than they are.
"The Alps" by Martin Conway
They all agree that our sun is situated almost exactly in its medial plane.
"Man's Place in the Universe" by Alfred R. Wallace
Those in the center are called the medial moraines.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton

In news:

The sixth-year senior sprained his medial collateral knee ligament on Saturday.
The health information exchange created via the medial home project opens up a window to patient activity outside the practice as well, Moore says, adding she can now receive reports of subspecialty care via the exchange.
There's a Sucker Born in Every Medial Prefrontal Cortex .
There's a Sucker Born in Every Medial Prefrontal Cortex.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most frequently injured ligament of the knee.
Sav Rocca plans to continue punting for the Redskins despite pain caused by the medial meniscus tear in his right knee.
Mariners catcher Adam Moore tore the medial meniscus in his right knee blocking a pitch in the dirt Wednesday.
Computer-aided detection in mammography: Perplexing medial/legal issues for new technology.
Covering Fuji Medial Systems and Kodak Health Imaging.
A 63-year-old man presented with a tender, enlarging mass in the medial aspect of the proximal left leg.
A schizophrenic woman with several medial conditions has gone missing in Augusta.
Saucony squeezes multiple cushioning layers in the heel and forefoot and both a medial post and midfoot shank into the Tangents low-profile midsole.
It bothers me when I pick up a headline that tells me Bobby Cremins has to take leave of the coaching bench due to an undisclosed medial issue.
Murphy sustained a sprain of the medial collateral ligament , the team announced today.
Here are all of the medial records I have for Jason.

In science:

The Bruck-Toyoda theorem gives the following characterization of medial quasigroup.
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups
It’s clear that (M , ∗) is a medial qasigroup.
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups
The Bruck-Toyoda theorem states that every medial quasigroup is of this form, i.e. is isomorphic to a quasigroup defined from an abelian group in this way.
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups
If the order of a is odd then one can write φ(a) = 1 being a homomorphism is equivalent to (x + y) + (x + y) = (x + x) + (y + y), (mediality property).
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups
We note that medial quandles are left-distributive (by idempotency).
Distributivity in Quandles and Quasigroups
Other names for this property include: mediality, bi-commutativity, alternation, bisymmetry, and abelianity.
Entropic magmas, their homology, and related invariants of links and graphs
Key words and phrases. entropic magma, homology, mediality, link invariant.
Entropic magmas, their homology, and related invariants of links and graphs
A description of the Potts model on planar random graphs as an ice type vertex model on the associated medial graphs was developed some years ago by Baxter .
A Potts/Ising Correspondence on Thin Graphs
However, a more efficient computation is possible, based on the medial axis of a polygon, as follows.
Locked and Unlocked Polygonal Chains in 3D
The distances ri can now be determined from the distance information in the medial axes.
Locked and Unlocked Polygonal Chains in 3D
Again we must consider computation of the minimum distances around each vertex to obtain δ (Section 5.2.1), but we can employ the same medial axis technique used in Section 2 to compute these distances in O(n) time.
Locked and Unlocked Polygonal Chains in 3D
Finding the medial axis of a simple polygon in linear time.
Locked and Unlocked Polygonal Chains in 3D
The lines joining the circumcenters are the lines of the medial triangle of Ω, and so are parallel to the lines of Ω.
We show that the Filter Dichotomy implies that there are no medial limits.
SPM Bulletin 31
Define the medial hexagon of the shamrock to be the smallest lattice hexagon containing the above six crossing points.
A dual of MacMahon's theorem on plane partitions