- Proximally is defined as near or nearest, or near the center of the body, or nearest where the muscle or limb is attached.
An example of proximally used as an adverb is in the sentence, "The wound is proximally situated to the arm," which means that the wound is near the point where the arm is attached to the body.
(comparative more proximally, superlative most proximally)
proximal + -ly
Variant of proximal
- proximate; next or nearest
- Anat. situated nearest the center of the body or nearest the point of attachment of a muscle, limb, etc.
Origin of proximal; from Classical Latin proximus (see proximate) + -al