Meaning of PROXIMAL in English

PROXIMAL

[prox.i.mal] adj [L proximus] (1727) 1: situated close to: proximate

2: next to or nearest the point of attachment or origin, a central point, or the point of view; esp: located toward the center of the body--compare distal

3: of, relating to, or being the mesial and distal surfaces of a tooth -- prox.i.mal.ly adv

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