The term distal is a directional term that is used to describe a position of a structure that is away or farthest away from the central point of the trunk or the point of origin of the body part. In addition, it can also describe a position that is farther to the central aspect of a linear structure.
The opposite term of proximal is proximal. This term describes the position of the structure that is closest to the trunk or the point of origin.
|Example||Distal phalanx of the foot|
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