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EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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.

AntonymsEdit

  • (closer to the point of attachment): distal

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PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

proximal m, f (plural proximais, comparable)

  1. proximal

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

proximal (plural proximales)

  1. proximal