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prox·i·mal

 (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.

[From Latin proximus, nearest; see proximate.]

prox′i·mal·ly adv.

proximal

(ˈprɒksɪməl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin. Compare distal
2. another word for proximate
ˈproximally adv

prox•i•mal

(ˈprɒk sə məl)

adj.
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]
prox′i•mal•ly, adv.

proximal

1. Near the point of origin.
2. Toward the point where a limb is attached to the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.proximal - situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
Translations

prox·i·mal

a. cerca del punto de referencia.

proximal

adj próximo
References in periodicals archive ?
First, the proximal (central) part of the right subclavian artery (pars proximalis arteriae subclaviae dextrae) arises from the right fourth pharyngeal arch artery (right fourth aortic arch, arteria arcus pharyngei quarti dextri) and its distal (peripheric) part is derived from the right seventh intersegmental artery (arteria intersegmentalis septima dextra).
Although phalanx proximalis was slightly longer, the length of phalanx proximalis and phalanx media were almost the same.
Por otra parte, en nuestras observaciones se determino que el colon ascendente presenta dos porciones bien definidas por lo que se propone denominar a la primera como ansa coli proximalis y a la segunda pars coli distalis.