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medial and lateral
MEDIAL – a surface of the body which faces towards the midline. The inner ankle bones are thus the medial ones.
LATERAL – the opposite of medial.
In anatomy, toward the midline or nearer the midline plane; from the Latin mesos, "middle". See also median sagittal plane. The opposite of medial is lateral.


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