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Distal   /dˈɪstəl/   Listen
Distal

adjective
1.
Situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone.
2.
Directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body.



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"Distal" Quotes from Famous Books



... lot of all, as a rule, and with some it remains so throughout life. As babyhood advances in boyhood and boyhood into youth, the prepuce gradually becomes lax and distensible, and in proportion to the existence of these conditions it also loses in its length. Where, however, the distal end persists in its constricted condition it is drawn forward as the penis increases ...
— History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present - Moral and Physical Reasons for its Performance • Peter Charles Remondino



Words linked to "Distal" :   general anatomy, distal muscular dystrophy, lateral, proximal, mesial, anatomy



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