of, at, or forming the apex.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the aid of the tip of the tongue, as t or d.
Phonetics. an apical sound.
- a·pi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use apical in a sentence
Beyond just monumental structures, the Third Dynasty of Ur in many ways epitomized the apical stage of the Bronze Age realm of Ur.Who Were The Ancient Sumerians? History of the ‘First’ Mesopotamians | Dattatreya Mandal | September 15, 2022 | Realm of History
The trunk reaches up and branches into what are called apical dendrites.Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn | Anil Ananthaswamy | February 18, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
When a piece of the stem of Bryophyllum is cut off and its leaves are removed, the two apical buds will grow out first.The Organism as a Whole | Jacques Loeb
Rotation of the distal phalanx necessitates a descent of its apical portion and there occurs a "dropped sole."Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
In some of the Coleoptera I have found auditory rods in the apical segments, though this is by no means a common occurrence.The Dawn of Reason | James Weir
At the anterior end of the preoral lobe is a nervous thickening of the ectoderm called 226 the apical plate .
Fertile receptacle peduncled from an apical sinus of the thallus, radiately lobed.
British Dictionary definitions for apical
of, at, or being the apex
of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
- apically, adverb
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