What is the definition of Medial?

Medial: An anatomical direction; closer to the midline of the body. For example, the pectoralis major is medial to the anterior deltoid.


Related Terms

  • Caudal
  • Lateral
  • Dorsal
  • Ventral
  • Distal
  • Posterior
  • Superior
  • Anatomical Directions


  • Midline,Median,Central,Center

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