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ˈdɪs tldis·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distaladjective

    situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone

  2. distaladjective

    directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body

Wiktionary

  1. distaladjective

    Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle.

  2. distaladjective

    Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distaladjective

    remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle

    Etymology: [From Distant.]

  2. Distaladjective

    pertaining to that which is distal; as, the distal tuberosities of a bone

    Etymology: [From Distant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Distal

    dis′tal, adj. (anat.) at the end.—adv. Dis′tally. [Formed on the analogy of central, from Distance.]

Entomology

  1. Distal

    that part of a joint farthest from the body.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of distal in a Sentence

  1. Panagis Galiatsatos:

    For me, this case is not surprising, not unexpected and it goes along with the acute toxicity that we see from vaping happening in the most fragile parts of the lungs, for popcorn lung, the actual scientific name is bronchiolitis obliterans, and the bronchiolitis obliterans name implies obliterating the bronchioles, the most distal part of the lungs -- and that's what that disease did. It just knocked those completely out.

  2. Panagis Galiatsatos:

    For popcorn lung, the actual scientific name is bronchiolitis obliterans, and the bronchiolitis obliterans name implies obliterating the bronchioles, the most distal part of the lungs -- and that's what that disease did. It just knocked those completely out, i think what we are recognizing now is that these toxins that are in the electronic cigarettes are toxins for a reason.

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