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distal

 [dis´tal]
remote; farther from any point of reference.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl),
1. Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ. Synonym(s): distalis [TA]
2. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
[L. distalis]

distal

/dis·tal/ (-t'l) remote; farther from any point of reference.

distal

(dĭs′təl)
adj.
1. Anatomically located far from a point of reference, such as an origin or a point of attachment.
2. Situated farthest from the middle and front of the jaw, as a tooth or tooth surface.

dis′tal·ly adv.

distal

[dis′təl]
Etymology: L, distare, to be distant
1 away from or the farthest from a point of origin or attachment.
2 away from or the farthest from the midline or a central point, as a distal phalanx. Compare proximal.

distal

adjective Located away from a midline or origin from a reference point.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl)
1. Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
2. dentistry Away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
Synonym(s): distalis.
[L. distalis]

distal

Situated at a point beyond, or away from, any reference point such as the centre of the body. Thus, the hand is distal to the elbow. Compare PROXIMAL.

distal

furthermost from the body in any structure, or furthest from the centre of the system concerned. For example, the finger is at the distal end of the human arm. Compare PROXIMAL.

Distal

Movement away from the origin.

distal

located away from the centre or point of origin, e.g. an extremity or distant part

distal (disˑ·tl),

adj pertaining to an area relatively farther from the center.

distal

Farthest from a central point. See proximal.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl)
1. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following curvature of dental arch.
2. [TA] Situated away from center of the body or point of origin; specifically applied to extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
Synonym(s): distalis [TA] .
[L. distalis]

distal

(dis´təl),
adj away from the median sagittal plane of the face and following the curvature of the dental arch.
distal end,
adj the most posterior part of a removable dental restoration or denture flange.

distal

remote; farther from any point of reference. See also direction.

distal convoluted tubule
the part of the renal tubular system interposed between the nephron loop and the arched collecting tubule. See also convoluted tubules.
distal interphalangeal joints
see Table 11.
distal phalanx
third phalanx.
distal sesamoid
navicular bone in the horse.
distal tarsal bones
the tarsal bones adjacent to the metatarsals.

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As mentioned earli er, cross-sections of the distalmost part of the canal system are missing, and it is possible that the openings expand further distally.
The medial collateral ligament had the appearance of a dense whitish ribbon that started wide in the medial epicondyle of the humerus and divided distally into a cranial and acaudal portion (Fig.
2]-2A, distally inclined and surrounding distally the whitish cream spot in posterior half of Cu[A.
Middle femur slightly thickened on basal half, becoming more slender and gently curving distally, ventral surface armed with 14 moderately long, straight, sharp spines.
Pronotum without wrinkles, with abundant big punctures each bearing a setae, with anterior margin broad, lateral margins thin, not marked and not raised; expansion of frons on antennal insertion and genae without tuft of setae; epipleuron conspicuous throughout; male and female with metatibiae distally arched, male with distal third of metatibiae expanded, with short, golden setae forming an internal oval velvet-like surface.
The lateral cusps diverge mesially or distally from the central axis of the crown.
Endopodal segment with one proximal and one subdistal transverse row of strong spinules, with two stout lateral spines on inner margin, and three spines and two setae distally, one of them with comb-like tip.
Intraoral radiographic examination revealed that the root of maxillary left central incisor was bent distally at an angulation more than 45 to the crown portion, and well-defined periapical radiolucency was seen at the root apex [Figure 2].
Tibial bone exposure covered with the 1) the medial gastrocnemius flap, 2) the tibialis anterior flap (2 a: split part of the tibialis anterior muscle, and 2 b: the basic part of the tibialis anterior muscle) and 3) the distally based hemisoleus flap
Fracture of distally fixed, extensively porous-coated femoral stems is challenging for orthopedic surgeons.
2009, 223 patients were performed with conventional method described by MJ Brescia, (6) which is heel of the venous hood is kept proximally and foot of the hood kept distally and sutured to the radial artery.
Dorsal shield with 28 pairs of setae, most setae distally pilose; setae j1, j6, J2, J5, z1, z5, z6 smooth and needlelike.