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proximate

 [prok´sĭ-māt]
immediate; nearest.

prox·i·mate

(prok'si-māt),
Immediate; next; proximal.

proximate

/prox·i·mate/ (prok´sĭ-mit) immediate or nearest.

proximate

[prok′simit]
Etymology: L, proximus, nearest
the nearest to a point of origin or attachment.

prox·i·mate

(prok'si-măt)
Immediate; next; proximal.

proximate

immediate; nearest.

proximate analysis
a chemical method of assessing and expressing the nutritional value of a feed. It divides each feed into six categories and states the percentage of each that is present in the feed:
(1) water (or dry matter).
(2) total or crude protein (total nitrogen×6.25).
(3) fat (or ether extract).
(4) ash (minerals).
(5) crude fiber (incompletely digested carbohydrates).
(6) nitrogen-free extract (readily digestible carbohydrate).