situated in or pertaining to the middle; median; intermediate.
pertaining to a mean or average; average.
a medial sound or letter.
- me·di·al·ly, adverb
- post·me·di·al, adjective
- sub·me·di·al, adjective
- sub·me·di·al·ly, adverb
- su·per·me·di·al, adjective
- su·per·me·di·al·ly, adverb
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How to use medial in a sentence
For example, consider two events represented by different neurons in the medial temporal lobe that reliably follow one another, such as hearing “person” and then hearing “woman.”
These signals tend to represent more complex concepts, allowing neurons in the medial temporal lobe to respond to rich features in the world.
Recording neurons from a slightly different location in the medial temporal lobe might reveal what Quiroga believes is missing.
Many neurons in the human medial temporal lobe have these “concept cells,” the behavior of which has yet to be observed in any other animal.
This allows for a combined pattern of neural activity in the medial temporal lobe to represent a sequence—the word “person” followed by “woman.”
The moderate-sized nasals are separated medially and in broad contact with the ethmoid posteriorly.
The mentomecklians are ossified, but separated by cartilage medially.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca | William E. Duellman
The frontoparientals are sutured medially throughout their lengths; the frontoparietal fontanelle is absent.
The dentary is an unornamented bone with the anterior half curving medially; the greatest height is anterior.
The ventral surface extends medially into a narrow shelf, approximately 1.0 mm.
British Dictionary definitions for medial
of or situated in the middle
ordinary or average in size
phonetics a speech sound between being fortis and lenis; media
- medially, adverb
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