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Video footage: Veterinarian explaining radiograph to a pet owner. Dog suffers from a broken leg, broken distal radius and ulna. First shows owner normal upper radiograph, then lower radiograph showing fractures.
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Definition of the adjective distal

What does distal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more distal / most distal

  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

Alternative definition of the adjective distal


  1. [anatomy, geology] Remote from the point of attachment or origin; as, the distal end of a bone or muscle.
  2. [dentistry] Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw.

Definition of the noun distal

What does distal mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun distal

Glossary of sports

used for describing a body part situated away from the main trunk of the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Distal is a musical group.

  • album: "Follow Me"


Distal is a publisher.


  1. "Distal" is a musical album of Portland.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Distal" is a musical album of Crash of Rhinos.
  3. "Distal" is a musical album of James McDougall.
    • released on (8 years ago)

Phrases with Distal

  1. Distal Goal
  2. Distal phalange
  3. Distal-Gland Springsnail
  4. distal muscular dystrophy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Distal

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Extensores proprii, pollicum Distal phalanges. pedum. Iha calcis, cuboidea et cuneifor- Flexores breves pollicum pe- Proximal phalanges. mm tertia. iluin.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Distal phalanges. Proximal phalanges. Tendons of extensores ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

distal myopathy arms and legs and then extends gradually to the proximal and facial muscles. Also called Gowers' muscular dystrophy. distal myopathy, an autosomal-dominant form of muscular dystrophy, appearing in two types. The first has ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Decision Making (2009)

by Michael W. Kattan

Description Brunswik chose the analogy of the lens to describe how organisms perceive a distal object through the “lens” of the surface, or proximal, data that are available to the person making a judgment. Figure 1 is a typical representation ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Distal radius fractures occur most commonly in patients with osteoporosis. The most common injury is Colles' fracture, which results in dorsal angulation of the distal fragment. The majority of Colles' fractures are intra- articular and a step of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Distal Myopathy, Autosomal Dominant 539 bleeding. The latter policy is always disputed, because of the potential to “fuel the fire,” however, the risk of bleeding is usually the major determinant for clinical care. The use of anticoagulants such ...

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Small photo of X-ray image of left forearm include hand, AP (Anteroposterior) view, showing distal of ulna and radius fractures, a 7 year old boy fallen off bicycleSmall photo of Film x-ray wrist (AP,Lateral view) : Incomplete fracture at left distal radius, on healing processSmall photo of Blurry and too soft X-ray LEG : AP,LATERAL/L :Broken or Fracture proximal & distal 1/3 Lt.tibia.Fracture distal 1/3 Lt.fibula. Soft tissue swelling.Small photo of Blurry and too soft X-ray LEG : AP,LATERAL/L :Fracture proximal & distal 1/3 Lt.tibia.Fracture distal 1/3 Lt.fibula. Soft tissue swelling.Small photo of False colour transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrograph of a kidney distal convoluted tube. Basal infoldings are labelled in red colour, mitochondria in green, and lysosomes in blue. .Small photo of The renal cortex consists of cortical labyrinth and medullary rays. The linear array of tubules is a medullary ray. The cortical labyrinth contains glomeruli, proximal and distal convoluted tubules.Small photo of Distal femur traction, Insertion of a metal rod called Steinmann Pin for the internal fixation due to fractures commonly used in orthopedic surgery More...

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Distal Meaning

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Scrabble value of D2I1S1T1A1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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