The distal region of an appendage is the part of the appendage that is farthest from the body of the organism. For example, when describing a scorpion, a biologist might say "The distal region of the pedipalp ends in a large chela.".

Emperor Scorpion - _Pandinus imperator_

Emperor Scorpion - Pandinus imperator. The large chelae at the distal end of the pedipalps are clearly visible.

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