Dictionary   FastHealth  Email This!

 


dis·tal

adj 1  :  situated away from the point of attachment or origin or a central point: as  a  :  located away from the center of the body <the end of a bone>  - compare PROXIMAL1a    b  :  located away from the mesial plane of the body - compare MESIAL2    c  :  of, relating to, or being the surface of a tooth that is next to the following tooth counting from the middle of the front of the upper or lower jaw or that faces the back of the mouth in the case of the last tooth on each side - compare MESIAL3 PROXIMAL1b    2  :  physical or social rather than sensory - compare PROXIMAL2   dis*tal*ly adv 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:   diacetyl  di·as·to·le  dis·till 

 
Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.  © 1997-2020.







               



               



Fleming County Hospital (Flemingsburg, Kentucky - Fleming County)