- a medial sound or letter.
- media2(def 1).
Origin of medial
Examples from the Web for medially
Historical Examples of medially
The curved figure shown in b represents three feathers; a large one on each side, inclosing a medially smaller member.
Figure a of the same plate is characterized by a medially placed triangle and a graceful pendant from which hangs seven feathers.
Medially this attachment continues posteriorly for about one-half the length of the hyoglossus.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
Medially the nasals overlap the lateral margins of the sphenethmoid.
Medially, the concave margin of the postorbital meets the supratemporal for about 3.5 mm.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas
Theodore H. Eaton
Word Origin for medial
1560s, "pertaining to a mathematical mean," from Late Latin medialis "of the middle," from Latin medius "in the middle," from PIE *medhyo- "middle" (cf. Sanskrit madhyah, Avestan madiya- "middle," Greek mesos, Gothic midjis, Old English midd "middle," Old Church Slavonic medzu "between," Armenian mej "middle"); perhaps related to PIE root *me- "between." Meaning "occupying a middle position" is attested from 1721.
"a medial letter," 1776, from medial (adj.).