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prox·i·mal / ˈpräksəməl/ • adj. Anat. situated nearer to the center of the body or the point of attachment: the proximal end of the forearm.The opposite of distal. ∎  Geol. relating to or denoting an area close to a center of a geological process such as sedimentation or volcanism. Often contrasted with distal. DERIVATIVES: prox·i·mal·ly adv.

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proximal Denoting the part of an organ that is nearest to the organ's point of attachment. For example, the knuckles are at the proximal end of the fingers. Compare distal.

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proximal Applied to that part of an organ or structure which is closest to its point of attachment to the body, or to the centre of the body. Compare DISTAL.

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"proximal." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Sep. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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proximal (proks-i-măl) adj. (in anatomy) situated close to the origin or point of attachment or close to the median line of the body. Compare distal.

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proximal Applied to the part of a structure or organ that is closest to its point of attachment to the main body of the plant.

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proximal Applied to a sediment or sedimentary environment close to the source or origin of the deposit. Compare DISTAL.

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"proximal." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 26 Sep. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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