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Meaning of PROXIMAL

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęksumul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (anatomy) situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone"
 

PROXIMAL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Antonyms: distal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prox"i*mal\, a.
1. Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of
   dependence; proximate.

2. (Biol.)
   (a) Situated near the point of attachment or origin; as,
       the proximal part of a limb.
   (b) Of or pertaining to that which is proximal; as, the
       proximal bones of a limb. Opposed to {distal}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Towards the centre of the body.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Near to the point of origin or attachment. Compare distal.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the portion of an artifact or bone closest to the body of the user or "owner".
 

 

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