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Etymology edit

distant +‎ -al

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪs.təl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪstəl

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distal (comparative more distal, superlative most distal)

  1. (anatomy, geology) Remote from the point of attachment or origin.
    Antonym: proximal
    the distal end of a bone or muscle
  2. (dentistry) Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw.
  3. (linguistics) Far or farther from the speaker.

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  • (remote from the point, farther from the speaker): proximal
  • (dentistry): mesial

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distal (feminine distale, masculine plural distaux, feminine plural distales)

  1. (anatomy) distal

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distal (strong nominative masculine singular distaler, not comparable)

  1. distal

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  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: dis‧tal

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distal m or f (plural distais)

  1. (anatomy, geology) distal (remote from the point of attachment or origin)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French distal.

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distal m or n (feminine singular distală, masculine plural distali, feminine and neuter plural distale)

  1. (anatomy) distal

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /disˈtal/ [d̪isˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: dis‧tal

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distal m or f (masculine and feminine plural distales)

  1. (anatomy) distal

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