apical space

n.

The space between the alveolar wall and the apex of the root of a tooth, where an alveolar abscess usually has its origin.

Nearby words

  1. apical dominance,
  2. apical gland,
  3. apical granuloma,
  4. apical meristem,
  5. apical pneumonia,
  6. apically,
  7. apicectomy,
  8. apices,
  9. apicitis,
  10. apico-


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