Median

Definition of Median

Me´di`an   Pronunciation: mē´dĭ`an
a.1.Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove.
2.(Zool.) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; - said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts.
Median line
a - (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the surface of the body.
b - (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side; any line having the nature of a diameter.
Median plane
(Anat.) the mesial plane.
Median point
(Geom.) the point where the three median lines of a triangle mutually intersect.
n.1.(Geom.) A median line or point.

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