• 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

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