SYN: proximal. [G. mesos, middle]

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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 of the body <the heart is \mesial to the lungs> compare DISTAL (1b)
3) of, relating to, or being the surface of a tooth that is next to the tooth in front of it or that is closest to the middle of the front of the jaw compare DISTAL (1c), PROXIMAL (1b)
me·si·al·ly adv

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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.

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me·si·al (meґze-əl) [Gr. mesos middle] on the side towards the center line of the dental arch.

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