from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, in, near, or toward the middle.
- adj. Dentistry Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pertaining to the middle line of the body
- adj. Facing the side of a tooth which faces the middle of the jaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the middle; being in the middle; in zoology, pertaining to or on the middle line or plane of the body; median. Also mesian
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
Seven molars were also virtually sectioned through the mesial cusps and two-dimensional enamel thickness and dentine horn height measurements were recorded.
But others part of the brain, the insula, which has a role in the experience of pain, and the greater mesial prefrontal cortex became activated when the subjects contemplated selling one of their items.
I had mesial temporal sclerosis and lived more than 27 years of my life with seizures.
The crown has a sharp point on the distal, then a rounded side on the mesial.
His pale Galilean eyes were upon her mesial groove.
Extending for 9° on each side of the ecliptic is a zone or belt called the Zodiac, the mesial line of which is occupied by the Sun, and within this space the principal planets perform their annual revolutions.
This term is applied to an affection of the tarsus which is usually characterized by the existence of an exostosis on the mesial and inferior portion of the hock.
When, during locomotion, injury is inflicted upon the mesial side of an extremity by the swinging foot of the other member, the condition is termed interfering.
However, where but moderate distension of the sheath exists, there is little, if any, bulging on the mesial side of the hock and but a small hemispherical enlargement is presented on the outer side of the tarsus, anterior to the summit of the os calcis.
This makes for greater strain upon the mesial or lateral tarsal ligaments whenever the foot bears upon a sloping ground surface, so that one side (inner or outer) is higher or lower than the other.