Definition of premedial in US English:

premedial

adjective

  • 1Zoology= premedian.

  • 2Linguistics. Of a word or element (especially in Algonquian languages): that premodifies a medial element.

noun

  • Linguistics. Especially in Algonquian languages: a word element premodifying a medial element.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From pre- + medial.

Pronunciation

premedial

/priːˈmiːdɪəl/