approximal surface of tooth

approximal surface of tooth

[TA]
the surface of a tooth that faces an adjacent tooth in the dental arch; the contact surface that is closest to the anterior midline of the dental arch is the mesial surface of a tooth; that farthest is the distal surface.

ap·prox·i·mal sur·face of tooth

(ă-proksi-măl sŭrfăs tūth) [TA]
Surface of a tooth that faces an adjacent tooth in the dental arch; the contact surface closest to anterior midline of the dental arch is the mesial surface of a tooth; that farthest is the distal surface.
Synonym(s): contact surface of tooth, facies approximalis dentis, facies contactus dentis, interproximal surface of tooth.