- situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone.Compare distal(def 1).
Origin of proximal
1720–30; < Latin proxim(us) next (superlative of prope near) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for proximally
Paired tentacles short, proximally thick and convexly bulging, abruptly narrowed to an acute tip with incurving sides.
One or two brown spots are present proximally on the shanks in most specimens.
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Word Origin and History for proximally
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- Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.
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