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proximal

[′präk·sə·məl]
(anatomy)
Near the body or the median line of the body.
(control systems)
Located close to the base or pedestal and away from the end effector of a robot.
(geology)
Of a sedimentary deposit, composed of coarse clastics and formed near the source.

Proximal

 

in anatomy, a term that indicates the location of an organ or a part of an organ that is closer to the center of the body or to the sagittal plane of the body’s surface. Proximal is opposed to distal. For example, in man the shoulder is the proximal section of the arm, while the hand is the distal section.

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City of Detroit, a 2000 MSC case that determined in a gross negligence matter under the governmental tort liability act, the plaintiff must show the governmental actor was grossly negligent and that the governmental actor's gross negligence was "the" proximate cause as opposed to "a" proximate cause.
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Proximate composition is both an indicator of fish nutrition and fish quality [11].
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