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distal

Pronunciation: dis'tal

Definition:

  1. Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
  2. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.

Synonym(s): distalisTA

[L. distalis]

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