remote; farther from any point of reference.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
2. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
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distal adjective Located away from a midline or origin from a reference point.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Movement away from the origin.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Farthest from a central point. See proximal
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
1. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following curvature of dental arch.
[TA] Situated away from center of the body or point of origin; specifically applied to extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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