Distal

In medicine, refers to a part of the body that is farther away from the center of the body than another part. For example, the fingers are distal to the shoulder. The opposite is proximal.

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary1

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Distal: Localized away from the central point of the body.2

Synonyms and Related Terms

Synonyms of Distal:

  • Outermost
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Categories

Category of Distal:

  • Spatial pattern
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References

  1. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  2. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.

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