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distal


With rare exception the longitudinal incision on the distal forearm heals as a fine line.
  situated farthest from point of attachment or origin

or away from the midline of the body
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Strongly Associated with:   proximal
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  • With rare exception the longitudinal incision on the distal forearm heals as a fine line.
  • The surgeon performed a distal gastrectomy.
  • He suffers from distal muscular dystrophy.
  • "And here you can see evidence of thickening of the distal small intestine," says Professor Willard McGovern, his voice devoid of inflection.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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  • Attached to my waist was a three-foot-long safety tether with a carabiner, or snaplink, attached to myself to a teammate at the distal end.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • First, you perform what he calls "the distal intervention" and cure the family of tb.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   distal [9] , proximal [9] , dorsal [6] , proximal [9] , ventral [9] , dorsal [6] , Achilles tendon [8] , proximal [9] , ventral [9]
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