midline midline  /ˈmɪd ˌlaɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the median plane of the body (or some part of the body)

Usage(s):

  1. If you will refer to any recent authority on the subject you will find that the pain of appendicitis starts in the epigastrium, which is in the midline and above the navel.
  2. A surgeon opened her chest by a midline incision, snipped some ribs and exposed the heart with its attached blood vessels.
  3. Each slit lies slightly more than an inch away from the midline of the skull and crosses a line running across the head from ear to ear.

News

  • Weymouth event raises $18,000 for Dana Farver

    More than 300 people participated in the Strides for Stephen walk on Saturday at the Weymouth Elks Club, raising $18,000 for the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute to help research a rare cancer called nut midline carcinoma.
    on July 29, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

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