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Meaning of distal

dis•tal

Pronunciation: (dis'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. situated away from the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone; terminal. Cf. proximal.
  2. directed away from the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Cf. buccal (def. 3),(def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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