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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proximal  \Prox"i*mal\,  a. 
  1.  Toward  or  nearest,  as  to  a  body,  or  center  of  motion  of 
  dependence;  proximate. 
 
  2.  (Biol.) 
  a  Situated  near  the  point  of  attachment  or  origin;  as 
  the  proximal  part  of  a  limb. 
  b  Of  or  pertaining  to  that  which  is  proximal;  as  the 
  proximal  bones  of  a  limb.  Opposed  to  {distal}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  proximal 
  adj  :  (anatomy)  situated  nearest  to  point  of  attachment  or  origin; 
  "the  proximal  end  of  a  bone"  [ant:  {distal}] 




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