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[mee-dee-uh s] /ˈmi di əs/
noun, plural medii
[mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
the middle finger.
Origin of medius
1555-65; < Latin: middle (adj.); see mid1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "You could do no better than to play the parts that Posidonius might give you," interrupted medius.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • medius did not leave till near midnight and Herse then sent them all to bed.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • She had no alternative but to return with medius, and take refuge under his roof.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • medius himself, in spite of the scorching sun, could not be still.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • How she made her way back to the house of medius once more she never knew.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Herse might scold; but her sharpest words were truer and better than the smooth flattery of medius.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • medius had stood by and had said nothing, but he looked on the pretty little boy with much favor.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Her eyes were everywhere, and she made medius or his daughter name everybody and explain everything.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • But medius, a friend of Antigonus, was warned in a dream of what was destined to be the issue of the campaign.

  • The next day he bathed and removed into his chamber, and spent his time in playing at dice with medius.

medius in Medicine

medius me·di·us (mē'dē-əs)
Of, relating to, or being an anatomical structure that is between two other similar structures or that is midway in position; middle.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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