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medial


tear of the medial meniscus
  relating to the middle — in various senses such as:
  • situated in or extending toward the middle
  • average or ordinary
  • zoology:  dividing an animal into right and left halves
  • linguistics:  a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word
  • phonetics:  pronounced in the middle of the mouth
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  • tear of the medial meniscus
  • build a median between the north-bound and south-bound lanes so there will be less medial friction
  • a medial clause in the clause chain
  • the phonetics of medial consonants

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  • I swung my feet off the edge of the bed and grimaced: deep tissue trauma to the medial-poloni in the right leg.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The three-toed foot was well balanced, with the medial claw smallest.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Most lines have, as in the Greek, a medial pause; monotony is avoided by phrasing, especially by breaking up the line internally with a comma or a dash.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Together, they got the corpse onto its back, and Burton made a deep incision into the medial thigh, cutting down to the femoral artery and vein.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • As a medial man I could have no opinion on such a point unless I knew Mr. Tyke, and even then I should require to know the cases in which he was applied.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …simulated or dissimulated, the acardiac foetus in foetu and aprosopia due to a congestion, the agnathia of certain chinless Chinamen (cited by Mr Candidate Mulligan) in consequence of defective reunion of the maxillary knobs along the medial line so that (as he said) one ear could hear what the other spoke, the benefits of anesthesia or twilight sleep, the prolongation of labour pains in advanced gravidancy by reason of pressure on the vein, the premature relentment of the amniotic…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • The natives always drop the medial /i/ and so reduce the name to two syllables; the habit identifies them.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Every thing is medial.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • As to all the higher questions which determine the starting-point of a diagnosis—as to the philosophy of medial evidence—any glimmering of these can only come from a scientific culture of which country practitioners have usually no more notion than the man in the moon.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He unbuttoned successively in reversed direction waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in triangular convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of the abdomen and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebrae, thence produced both ways at right angles and terminating in circles described about two equidistant points, right and left, on the summits…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • …in reversed direction waistcoat, trousers, shirt and vest along the medial line of irregular incrispated black hairs extending in triangular convergence from the pelvic basin over the circumference of the abdomen and umbilicular fossicle along the medial line of nodes to the intersection of the sixth pectoral vertebrae, thence produced both ways at right angles and terminating in circles described about two equidistant points, right and left, on the summits of the mammary prominences.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   medial [9] , median [4] , mediate [5]
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