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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.
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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
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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.
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distal

1. Away from the point of origin of a limb or other structure. See proximal.
2. Toward the extremities of the body.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
distal

dis·tal

a. distal, distante, rel. a la parte más lejana;
___ endextremo ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

distal

adj distal
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Comminuted fractures, Distal Tibia, DCP, LCP, DT-LCP, MIPO.
Anatomical restoration of the knee joint congruity, proper alignment and secure fixation of both proximal and distal fragments are the key to achieve good functional outcome in these fractures to prevent early secondary osteoarthritis.
On physical exam, the patient had swelling and tenderness over the distal biceps tendon with a questionable palpable defect.
2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After the first round of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-based, multiple-round, long-term screening program, there is a negligible reduction in detection rates for neoplastic lesions in the proximal versus the distal colon, according to a study published online Oct.
El MSm presento una longitud de 37,2 DE 2,69 cm; correspondiendo el 54.6 % a la banda Tendomuscular, 33 % al vientre muscular y 12,4 % al tendon distal. De la longitud de la banda Tendomuscular, el 45,6 % correspondio a la banda membranosa y el 54,4 % a la porcion tendinosa proximal.
Atlas of Distal Radius Fractures (online access included)
Objective: To present our experience on intramedullary nailing device Sonoma Wrx (Sonoma Orthopedic Products Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA) used for internal fixation of extra-articular or simple intra-articular distal radius fractures in adult population.
A guidewire was passed relatively easily across the occlusion into the true lumen of the distal LAD beyond the bifurcation.
Here, we report an extremely rare case of type III Monteggia injury with ipsilateral fracture of the distal radius and ulna in which the patient was followed up for 21 years.
We aimed to investigate the effect of femoral lateral bowing and rotation on the radiographic measurements of distal femoral condyle resection thickness (DRT) and the distal femoral resection valgus angle (FVA).
We made a clinical diagnosis of blistering distal dactylitis (BDD), a condition typically caused by infection with Gram-positive bacteria.