Dictionary > Distal


(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.

Related term(s):

  • Distally
  • Absent distal clavicle
  • Distal end
  • Distal caries
  • Distal splenorenal shunt
  • Distal surface of tooth

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