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Distal

Definition
adjective
(1) (anatomy) Characterized by being far from the point of anatomical reference.
(2) (anatomy) Being situated far from the point of attachment to the body.
(3) (dentistry) Describing a position directed away or farther from the midline and front of the jaw.
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  • Distally
  • Absent distal clavicle
  • Distal end
  • Distal caries
  • Distal splenorenal shunt
  • Distal surface of tooth


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