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proximal

 [prok´sĭ-mal]
nearest to a point of reference, as to a center or median line or to the point of attachment or origin.

prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl),
1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin, said of part of a limb, of an artery or a nerve, so situated. Toward the median plane following the curvature of the dental arch, in contrast to distal2. Synonym(s): proximalis [TA]
2. dental anatomy denoting the surface of a tooth in relation with its neighbor, whether mesial or distal, that is, nearer to or farther from the anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]

proximal

/prox·i·mal/ (-mil) nearest to a point of reference, as to a center or median line or to the point of attachment or origin.

proximal

(prŏk′sə-məl)
adj.
1. Nearest; proximate.
2. Anatomy Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body: the proximal end of a bone.

prox′i·mal·ly adv.

proximal (prox)

[prok′siməl]
Etymology: L, proximus
nearer to a point of reference or attachment, usually the trunk of the body, than other parts of the body. Proximal interphalangeal joints are those closest to the hand or the surface of a tooth in relation to the abutting tooth nearer or farther from the anteroposterior median plane. Compare distal.
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Proximal surface of the tooth

prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl)
1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin; said of part of a limb, of an artery or a nerve, so situated.
2. Synonym(s): mesial.
3. dental anatomy Denoting the surface of a tooth in relation to a neighboring or adjacent tooth, whether mesial or distal, i.e., nearer to or farther from the anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]

proximal

Pertaining to any point on the body nearer to, or nearest to, the centre. The upper arm is proximal to the hand and is the proximal part of the arm. Compare DISTAL.

proximal

a point nearest to the body in any structure or nearest to the centre of the system concerned. For example, the wrist is the proximal part of the hand, being nearest to the body. Compare DISTAL.

proximal

nearest the trunk/point of origin (contrast with distal)

proximal,

adj closer to the referent, commonly the trunk or midsagittal plane.

proximal 

Nearest to a central point. See distal.

prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl)
dental anatomy denoting tooth surface in relation to its neighbor, whether mesial or distal, i.e., nearer to or farther from anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]

proximal (prok´səməl),

adj describes an object location in reference to the nearest point to the center line of the body or the joint to which it is attached. The proximal surface of a tooth is the side that faces the centerline of the palate. The opposite of proximal is distal.

proximal

nearest to a point of reference, as to a center or median line or to the point of attachment or origin.
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