from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Anatomically located far from a point of reference, such as an origin or a point of attachment.
- adj. Situated farthest from the middle and front of the jaw, as a tooth or tooth surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle.
- adj. Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Remote from the point of attachment or origin
- adj. Pertaining to that which is distal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, situated away from the center of the body; being at the end; terminal; peripheral: the opposite of proximal: as, the distal end of a limb, a bone, or other part or organ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
- adj. directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
dist(ant) + -al1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)