distal
adjective Etymology: distant + -al Date: 1803 1. situated away from the point of attachment or origin or a central point especially of the body — compare proximal 2. of, relating to, or being the surface of a tooth that is next to the tooth behind it or that is farthest from the middle of the front of the jaw — compare mesial 2 • distally adverb

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  • distal — distal, ale, aux [ distal, o ] adj. • 1887; mot angl. (1808); du lat. distans « éloigné » ♦ Didact. Qui est le plus éloigné d un point de référence dans un organisme, une structure. Partie distale d un membre. ♢ Qui fonctionne à distance. Le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Distal — Dis tal, a. [From {Distant}.] (Physiol.) (a) Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle; opposed to {proximal}. (b) Pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal tuberosities of a bone. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distal — adj. anat. Dícese del elemento o fracción que se encuentra más alejado del eje central o del origen de ese elemento. Medical Dictionary. 2011. distal …   Diccionario médico

  • distal — DISTÁL, Ă adj. Situat mai departe faţă de un punct de referinţă. ♦ (anat.) Situat într o poziţie extremă periferică a corpului. [< fr. distal]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DISTÁL, Ă adj. (despre o porţiune a unui organ… …   Dicționar Român

  • Distal — (von lat. distare = sich entfernen) ist: in der Anatomie eine Lage und Richtungsbezeichnung, die vom Körperstamm nach außen gerichtet oder von der Körpermitte weg gerichtet bedeutet in der Zahnmedizin eine Lage und Richtungsbezeichnung, die zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • distal — (Del ingl. distal). adj. Anat. Se dice de la parte de un miembro o de un órgano más separada de la línea media …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • distal — distal. См. дистальный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • distal — distal, von der Körpermitte entfernt gelegen …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • distal — 1808, formed from DISTANT (Cf. distant) + AL (Cf. al) (1) on model of central, dorsal, ventral, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • distal — [dis′təl] [ DIST(ANT) + AL: formed in contrast to PROXIMAL] adj. Anat. farthest from the center or the point of attachment or origin; terminal: opposed to PROXIMAL distally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Distal — The more (or most) distant of two (or more) things. For example, the distal end of the femur (the thigh bone) is the end down by the knee. For another example, the distal bile duct is the far end of the cystic duct, the end away from the… …   Medical dictionary

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