[ prok-suh-muh l ]
/ ˈprɒk sə məl /
situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone.Compare distal(def 1).
Words nearby proximal
Origin of proximal
1720–30; < Latin proxim(us) next (superlative of prope near) + -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM proximalprox·i·mal·ly, adverbin·ter·prox·i·mal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for proximally
One or two brown spots are present proximally on the shanks in most specimens.
Paired tentacles short, proximally thick and convexly bulging, abruptly narrowed to an acute tip with incurving sides.
British Dictionary definitions for proximally
/ (ˈprɒksɪməl) /
Derived forms of proximalproximally, adverb
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Medicine definitions for proximally
[ prŏk′sə-məl ]
Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.
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