mesial

[ mee-zee-uh l, -see-, mez-ee-uh l, mes- ]
/ ˈmi zi əl, -si-, ˈmɛz i əl, ˈmɛs- /

adjective

Dentistry. directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch.Compare buccal(def 3), distal(def 2).

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Origin of mesial

First recorded in 1795–1805; mes- + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM mesial

me·si·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for mesial

mesial
/ (ˈmiːzɪəl) /

adjective

anatomy another word for medial (def. 1)

Derived forms of mesial

mesially, adverb

Word Origin for mesial

C19: from meso- + -ial
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Medical definitions for mesial

mesial
[ mēzē-əl, -zhəl ]

adj.

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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