from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of medium. See Usage Note at medium.
- n. Linguistics See medial.
- n. The middle, often muscular layer of the wall of a blood vessel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
- n. A voiced stop consonant.
- n. Plural form of medium.
- n. Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
- n. The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The latinic plural form of medium, sometimes used as a singular noun with the same meaning as medium.
- n. The public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, collectively; the news media.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the middle tunic of an artery or a lymphatic vessel. Leidy, Anat. (1889).
- n. Plural of medium.
Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of Latin medius, middle; see medium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)