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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. (

3. Used for the point furthest from the point of attachment to the body. (

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

5. (Dentistry)
Facing the wisdom tooth or temporomandibular joint on the same side of the jaw. (

Word origin: Latin distare; to stand away from.

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