Proximal
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Proximal

English

Etymology

From Latin proximus, superlative form of prope ("near, nigh").

Pronunciation

Adjective

proximal (comparative more proximal, superlative most proximal)

  1. (anatomy, geology) Closer to the point of attachment or observation.
  2. (dentistry) Facing toward another tooth. The proximal surfaces of a tooth are those that touch or are close to neighboring teeth.
  3. (linguistics) Closer to the speaker.

Antonyms

  • (closer to the point of attachment): distal

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Portuguese

Adjective

proximal m or f (plural proximais, comparable)

  1. proximal

Spanish

Pronunciation

Adjective

proximal (plural proximales)

  1. proximal

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