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

 

proximal

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈprɒksɪməl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːksɪməl//
 
(anatomy)
 
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located towards the centre of the body Word Origin early 19th cent. (as a term in anatomy and zoology): from Latin proximus ‘nearest’ + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: proximal