[ey-pi-kuh l, ap-i-]
- 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.
Origin of apical
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The coat of the inner ball is thin and papery, and opens by an apical mouth.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Apical: at, near or pertaining to the apex; usually of a wing.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Apical horn and the six divergent feet twice to three times as long as the shell, bristle-shaped, irregularly curved and branched.
The apical horn and the three parallel feet are of equal size and similar form, straight, conical, one-sixth as long as the shell.
A small common central rod separates the two united pectoral feet from the two other spines (the caudal foot and the apical horn).
- of, at, or being the apex
- of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
C19: from New Latin apicālis, from Latin: apex
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Word Origin and History for apical
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to the apex of a pyramidal or pointed structure.
- Situated nearer to the apex of a structure in relation to a specific reference point.
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