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He was cut in the proximal thumb crease.
  situated closest to the point of attachment or origin

or toward the midline of the body
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Strongly Associated with:   distal
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  • He was cut in the proximal thumb crease.
  • Many immediate and other less proximal pleasures mingled in the richness of these minutes: the fading, reddish dusk, the warm, still air saturated with the scents of dried grasses and baked earth, his limbs loosened by the day’s work in the gardens, his skin smooth from his bath, the feel of his shirt and of this, his only suit.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Evidently, as BoneMan pointed out on the wall, the human skeleton was designed to transfer shock distally to proximal skeletal structures.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
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Associated words [difficulty]:   proximal [9] , distal [9] , dorsal [6] , distal [9] , ventral [9] , dorsal [6] , Achilles tendon [8] , distal [9] , ventral [9]
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