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medial British & World English

Situated in the middle, in particular:

medial line British & World English

Mathematics a line that is the geometric mean (mean proportional) between two lines whose lengths are incommensurable, but the squares of which are commensurable (only with reference to or in translations of Euclid's work).

word-medial British & World English

A position in the middle of a word.

medial cadence British & World English

A cadence in which the leading chord is inverted; (in plainsong and modal polyphony) a cadence which is not on the final of the mode.

medial moraine British & World English

A deposit between two conjoining glaciers.

medial lemniscus British & World English

A bundle of nerve fibres on each side of the brain, originating in the gracile and cuneate nuclei of the posterior column of the spinal cord and ascending to the ventral posterior nucleus of the thalamus.

medial malleolus British & World English

A rounded process on the medial side of the distal end of the tibia, forming the prominence of the inner aspect of the ankle.