Definition of Proximal

1. Adjective. Situated nearest to point of attachment or origin. "The proximal end of a bone"

Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Antonyms: Distal
Derivative terms: Proximity



Definition of Proximal

1. a. Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate.

Definition of Proximal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Closer to the point of attachment or observation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Proximal

1. located near the point of origin [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proximal

proxemic
proxemics
proxenet
proxenetism
proxenetisms
proxenets
proxeni
proxenoi
proxenos
proxenus
proxeny
proxied
proxies
proxigean spring tide
proximad
proximal (current term)
proximal convoluted tubule
proximal phalange
proximal phalanges
proximally
proximate
proximate cause
proximate causes
proximately
proximateness
proximatenesses
proximates
proximation
proximious
proximities

Literary usage of Proximal

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The greatest number of tarsal elements is found in Cryptobranchus and Meno- •orna, which, according to Hyrtl, have three cartilages in the proximal, ..."

2. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1891)
"The proximal ends of four cones. The re-entrant angle on the surface is indicated at i. ... Beyond the distal ends of the proximal retinula;. 9. ..."

3. A Text-book of Histology: Including Microscopic Technic by Alexander A. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"Section of proximal convoluted tubules from man ; Striated border. ... which is similar to that of the proximal convoluted portion, as above described. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Evidences were presented tending to prove that the proximal leaflets of pinnate leaves are homologous in any series of leaves taken from the same plant and ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The intermedium has a flattened proximal surface, which joins the ulnar part of the concave distal articular surface of the ..."

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