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Distal vs. Mesial

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  • Distal (adjective)

    Remote from the point of attachment or origin.

    "the distal end of a bone or muscle"

  • Distal (adjective)

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

  • Distal (adjective)

    Far or farther from the speaker.

  • Mesial (adjective)

    Pertaining to the midline of the body.

  • Mesial (adjective)

    Facing the side of a tooth which faces the middle of the jaw.

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Distal (adjective)

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

  • Mesial (adjective)

    Middle; median; in, or in the region of, the mesial plane; internal; - opposed to lateral.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Distal (adjective)

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

  • Distal (adjective)

    directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body

  • Mesial (adjective)

    being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body

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