proximal

[prok-suh-muh l]

Origin of proximal

1720–30; < Latin proxim(us) next (superlative of prope near) + -al1
Related formsprox·i·mal·ly, adverbin·ter·prox·i·mal, adjective
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proximal

adjective
  1. anatomy situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or originCompare distal
  2. another word for proximate
Derived Formsproximally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for proximally

proximal

adj.

1727, from Latin proximus "nearest, next" (see proximity) + -al (1). Related: Proximally.

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proximally in Medicine

proximal

[prŏksə-məl]
adj.
  1. Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.
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