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mesial vs. distal

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

adjective
  1. medial.
  2. directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch.
[ dis-tl ]
/ ˈdɪs tl /

adjective
  1. situated away from the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone; terminal.
  2. directed away from the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch.

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