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approximal

 [ah-prok´sĭ-mal]
close together.

approximal

[əprok′siməl]
Etymology: L, approximare, to approach
close, or very near.

approximal (əprôk´səməl),

adj (approximating), contiguous; adjacent; next to each other.

approximal

1. close together.
2. in dentistry the surface of a tooth which faces the adjacent tooth.
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