Definition of distal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪstl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪstl//
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located away from the centre of the body or at the far end of something the distal end of the tibia Word Originearly 19th cent.: from distant, on the pattern of words such as dorsal.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: distal