Median line
Median Me"di*an (m[=e]"d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; -- said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts. [1913 Webster]

{Median line}. (a) (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the surface of the body. (b) (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side; any line having the nature of a diameter.

{Median plane} (Anat.), the mesial plane.

{Median point} (Geom.), the point where the three median lines of a triangle mutually intersect. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Median — Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Median plane — Median Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Median point — Median Me di*an (m[=e] d[i^]*an), a. [L. medianus, fr. medius middle. See {Medial}.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Median — Me di*an, n. (Geom.) A median line or point. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • median — [mē′dē ən] adj. [L medianus < medius, middle: see MID1] 1. middle; intermediate a) designating a line extending from a vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side b) designating a line joining the midpoints of the nonparallel sides …   English World dictionary

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