Meaning of PROXIMAL in English

PROXIMAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpräk-sə-məl ]

adjective

Etymology: Latin proximus

Date: 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 ; especially : 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 -mə-lē adverb

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