Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Nearest; proximate.
  • adjective Anatomy Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Proximate; nearest; next.
  • noun In zoology, the comparatively fixed or basal extremity of a limb or of an organism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Toward or nearest, as to a body, or center of motion of dependence; proximate.
  • adjective Situated near the point of attachment or origin.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to that which is proximal. Opposed to distal.

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  • adjective anatomy Closer to the point of attachment or observation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective situated nearest to point of attachment or origin

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin proximus, nearest; see proximate.]

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From Latin proximus, superlative form of prope ("near, nigh").

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