Definition of proximal
proximallyplay \-mə-lē\ adverb
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Whatever the proximal cause was, is not even that relevant.
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Origin and Etymology of proximal
First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of proximal
1a: situated next to or near the point of attachment or origin or a central point the proximal was…better than the peripheral stump for a graft—Annual Review of Medicine; especially : located toward the center of the body the proximal end of a bone—compare distal 1ab: of, relating to, or being the mesial and distal surfaces of a tooth
2: sensory rather than physical or social proximal stimuli—compare distal 2
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