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proximate

 [prok´sĭ-māt]
immediate; nearest.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

prox·i·mate

(prok'si-māt),
Immediate; next; proximal.
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prox·i·mate

(prok'si-măt)
Immediate; next; proximal.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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