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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

(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.

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 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]
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