Meaning of mid-body in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪdbɒdi/


  • 1The middle or middle segment of the body of an animal or human; (Zoology) the mesosoma or thorax of an invertebrate.

  • 2Biology
    A structure found in the cleavage furrow between two daughter cells towards the end of telophase in animal cells, containing the remains of the spindle microtubules.


  • Situated in or forming the middle portion of the body of an organism; of or relating to this part.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Pory (bap. 1572, d. ?1636), writer and colonial administrator. From mid + body.