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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distal  \Dis"tal\,  a.  [From  {Distant}.]  (Physiol.) 
  a  Remote  from  the  point  of  attachment  or  origin;  as  the 
  distal  end  of  a  bone  or  muscle;  --  opposed  to  {proximal}. 
  b  Pertaining  to  that  which  is  distal;  as  the  distal 
  tuberosities  of  a  bone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distal 
  adj  1:  (anatomy)  situated  farthest  from  point  of  attachment  or 
  origin,  as  of  a  limb  or  bone  [ant:  {proximal}] 
  2:  (anatomy)  directed  away  from  the  midline  or  mesial  plane  of 
  the  body  [ant:  {mesial}] 




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