[mee-zee-uh l, -see-, mez-ee-uh l, mes-]
Origin of mesial
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The mesial lines are whitish and wide apart; externally they are closer, papiliform, and brown.The Ocean World:
When highly magnified, a mesial groove might be detected running along each of the hair-like lines.The Testimony of the Rocks
Pallas describes the black of the tail as passing upwards in a mesial line.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
The first form is known as upward luxation and is made possible by rupture of the mesial (internal) femeropatellar ligament.
Sprains of the mesial tarsal ligaments cause lameness somewhat similar to that of spavin.
- anatomy another word for medial (def. 1)
C19: from meso- + -ial
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Word Origin and History for mesial
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, in, near, or toward the middle.
- Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.
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