Definitions of proximal

  1. (anatomy) situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Situated near the point of attachment or origin; as, the proximal part of a limb. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to that which is proximal; as, the proximal bones of a limb. Opposed to distal. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Nearest. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. 1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin, said of part of an extremity, of an artery or a nerve, etc., so situated; in dentistry, mesial; opposed to distal. 2. In dental anatomy, noting the surface of a tooth in relation with its neighbor, whether mesial or distal. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Nearest the body or centre ; opp. distal. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. [Latin] Nearest the body or centre; opp. distal (biol.). na
  10. From proximus, 'next.' Proximate; nearest; next. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  11. Nearest; nearest the trunk or median line; opposed to distal. na
  12. (anat.). Situated towards centre of body or of point of attachment (cf. distal). Hence proximally adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Nearest the trunk, center, or median line. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. Nearer or nearest (to the body); situated nearest a center, axis, or point of attachment. See distal. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.