- 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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Word Origin and History for interproximal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Situated between adjoining surfaces.
- Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.