Mesial plane
Mesial Me"sial (?; 277), a. [Gr. me`sos middle.] (Anat.) Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; -- opposed to {lateral}. [1913 Webster]

{Mesial plane}. (Anat.) See {Meson}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mesial plane — noun the plane which divides the body of an animal into similar right and left halves …   Wiktionary

  • mesial plane — noun : the median vertical longitudinal plane that divides a bilaterally symmetrical animal into right and left halves …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mesial — Me sial (?; 277), a. [Gr. me sos middle.] (Anat.) Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; opposed to {lateral}. [1913 Webster] {Mesial plane}. (Anat.) See {Meson}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mesial — [mē′zē əl, mē′sēəl; mez′ēəl, mes′ē əl] adj. [< Gr mesos,MID1 + IAL] 1. of, in, toward, or along the middle; middle; median; esp., designating or of a median plane or line 2. Dentistry toward the midline of the face along the curve of the… …   English World dictionary

  • mesial — SYN: proximal. [G. mesos, middle] * * * me·si·al mē zē əl, sē also me·sal zəl, səl adj 1) being or located in the middle or a median part <the mesial aspect of the metacarpal head> 2) situated in or near or directed toward the median plane… …   Medical dictionary

  • mesial — mesially, adv. /mee zee euhl, see , mez ee euhl, mes /, adj. 1. medial. 2. Dentistry. directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Cf. buccal (def. 3), distal (def. 2). [1795 1805; MES + IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • mesial — adj. 1) medial. 2) relating to or situated in the median line or plane. 3) designating the surface of a tooth towards the midline of the jaw …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mesial — me•si•al [[t]ˈmi zi əl[/t]] adj. 1) medial 1) 2) den nearest to or directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch Compare distal 2) • Etymology: 1795–1805 me′si•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 plane — noun : mesial plane * * * Anat. a vertical plane that divides an organism into symmetrical halves …   Useful english dictionary

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