proximal

adjective prox·i·mal \ ˈpräk-sə-məl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of proximal

1 : situated close to : proximate
2 : next to or nearest the point of attachment or origin, a central point, or the point of view; especially : located toward the center of the body — compare distal
3 : of, relating to, or being the mesial and distal surfaces of a tooth

proximally

play \ˈpräk-sə-mə-lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of proximal

Latin proximus


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proximal

adjective prox·i·mal \ ˈpräk-sə-məl \

medical Definition of proximal

1 a : 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 1a
b : 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

proximally

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