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distal

[′dist·əl]
(biology)
Located away from the point of origin or attachment.
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A distal sesamoid bone was not found in llamas, neither by dissection, nor radioscopically.
Explanation for the lack of the distal sesamoid bone, the presence of a mobile distal scutum (which in the domestic ruminants covers intimately the palmar aspect of the distal sesamoid bone), and the extended attachment of the DDF tendon on the palmar aspect of the third phalanx can be interpreted in evaluation of the unique biomechanics of the llama.

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