proximal

[prok-suh-muhl]
adjective
situated toward the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone. Compare distal ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1720–30; < Latin proxim(us) next (superlative of prope near) + -al1

proximally, adverb
interproximal, adjective
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proximal (ˈprɒksɪməl)
 
adj
1.  anatomy Compare distal situated close to the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin
2.  another word for proximate
 
'proximally
 
adv

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proximal prox·i·mal (prŏk'sə-məl)
adj.
Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.

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Example sentences for proximally
More proximally, there is a protrusion which appears to be a sixth finger.
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