American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Nearest; proximate.
- adj. Anatomy Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body: the proximal end of a bone.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Proximate; nearest; next. In anatomy, zoölogy, and botany, noting that end of a bone, limb, or organ which is nearest the point of attachment or insertion: opposed to distal and extremital. Thus, of the two rows of carpal or tarsal bones, the one next to the arm or leg is proximal, and the other is distal; of the humerus or femur the head of the bone is proximal, and its condyles are distal. See cuts under
- n. In zoology, the comparatively fixed or basal extremity of a limb or of an organism.
- adj. anatomy Closer to the point of attachment or observation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate.
- adj. Situated near the point of attachment or origin.
- adj. Of or pertaining to that which is proximal. Opposed to
- adj. situated nearest to point of attachment or origin
- From Latin proximus, superlative form of prope ("near, nigh"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin proximus, nearest; see proximate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Seventy percent of reductions seen in colorectal cases and deaths were due to fewer cancers in the right part of the colon called the proximal colon, but the aspirin effect did not seem to reduce cancer in the lower part of the colon called the distal colon, and had only a small effect on rectal cancer, the researchers noted.”
“It's called proximal - distal, dorsal - ventral, anterior - posterior.”
“We chose to investigate 'proximal' prayer because that is how a lot of prayer for healing is actually practiced by Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians around the world," Brown said.”
“Even psychotherapy, he suggests, can only change feelings inasmuch as it helps a person to change the "proximal" and "distal" influences on his life, which range from family and friends, to politics and work.”
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“We chose to investigate 'proximal' prayer because that is how a lot of prayer for healing is actually practiced by Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians around the world.”
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“Caveat: Sedentary work was associated with cancers of the rectum and distal colon but not the proximal colon.”
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