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proximal (prok´si-mal)

1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin, said of part of a limb, of an artery or a nerve, etc., so situated. 2. mesial 3. In dental anatomy, denoting the surface of a tooth in relation with its neighbor, whether mesial or distal, i.e., nearer to or farther from the anteroposterior median plane.proximalis [NA]; [Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]


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