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Medius

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Medius (Anat) The third or middle finger; the third digit, or that which corresponds to it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n medius In music: In Gregorian music, an inflection, modulation, or deviation from monotone, used to mark a partial break in the text, as at the end of a clause. It consists of a downward step of a minor third. See accent, 8.
    • n medius A tenor or alto voice or voice-part; a mean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Medius mē′di-us the middle finger of the hand.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. medius, middle. See Medium

Usage

In literature:

Medius did not leave till near midnight and Herse then sent them all to bed.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Est medius ordo, et velut equestris, ingeniorum quidem sagacium, et commodorum rebus humanis, non tamen in primam magnitudinem patentium.
"Biographia Literaria" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
On the following day after bathing he came into his chamber and spent the day playing at dice with Medius.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
Further flexion during repose is prevented chiefly by the glutens medius (maximus) muscle and its tendons.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Hinc tu qui transis, senex, medius, puer, an sis, Pro me funde preces, quia sic mihi sit venie spes.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
When it contracts, taking its fixed point at the pelvis, the gluteus medius extends the thigh, which it is also able to abduct.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
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In news:

The Clamshell exercise works your gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.
Bright House using Mixed Signals' Sentry, Medius .
Sitting so often leads to a lack of strength in the muscles of the glutes: the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and gluteus medius.
Proper walking form will engage the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, pyriformis and psoas: basically the butt and deep belly muscles.
The Fly Trap exercise works your back, abs, obliques, gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and legs.
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