- a medial sound or letter.
- media2(def 1).
Origin of medial
Related Wordsbetwixt, amid, among, halfway, in, inserted, intervening, mid, midway, within, amidst, medially
Examples from the Web for 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
- phonetics a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
Word Origin and History for medially
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.).
- Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
- Being or relating to an average or a mean.