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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.
[From Latin proximus, nearest; see proximate.]
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1. (Anatomy) anatomy situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin. Compare distal
2. another word for proximate
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prox•i•mal(ˈprɒk sə məl)
1. situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare distal (def. 1).
2. of or designating the surface of a tooth nearest to a specified adjacent tooth.
3. nearest; proximate.
[1720–30; < Latin proxim(us) next (superlative of prope near) + -al1]
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1. Near the point of origin.
2. Toward the point where a limb is attached to the body.
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|Adj.||1.||proximal - situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone"|
distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
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a. cerca del punto de referencia.
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