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Meaning of DISTAL

Pronunciation:  'distl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (anatomy) situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
  2. [adj]  (anatomy) directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
 

DISTAL is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: lateral
 
 Antonyms: mesial, proximal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis"tal\, a. [From {Distant}.] (Physiol.)
(a) Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the
    distal end of a bone or muscle; -- opposed to {proximal}.
(b) Pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal
    tuberosities of a bone.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Remote from the point of origin or attachment. Compare proximal.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: that portion of a tool or bone farthest from the body of the user or "owner".
 

 

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