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dis·tal

 (dĭs′təl)
adj.
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.


dis′tal·ly adv.

distal

(ˈdɪstəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy (of a muscle, bone, limb, etc) situated farthest from the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin. Compare proximal
[C19: from distant + -al1]
ˈdistally adv

dis•tal

(ˈdɪs tl)

adj.
1. situated away from the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare proximal (def. 1).
2. directed away or farthest from the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Compare mesial (def. 2).
[1808; dist (ant) + -al1]
dis′tal•ly, adv.

distal

1. Away from the point of origin of a limb or other structure. See proximal.
2. Toward the extremities of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
proximal - situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone"
2.distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
Translations
distal

dis·tal

a. distal, distante, rel. a la parte más lejana;
___ endextremo ___.

distal

adj distal
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Similar lesions were present on dorsa of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of fingers of both hands (Figure 1, 2 and 3).
All 6 patients with radiographic evidence of OA showed involvement at the metacarpal phalangeal and distal interphalangeal joints, whether or not they popped their knuckles.
Her physical examination revealed soft tissue swelling and flexion deformity in the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of both the hands.

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