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medial

1. Maths relating to an average
2. another word for median
3. Zoology of or relating to a media
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medial

[′mē·dē·əl]
(anatomy)
Being internal as opposed to external (lateral).
Toward the midline of the body.
(science and technology)
Located in the middle.
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