[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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- of, at, or being the apex
- of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
Word Origin for apical
C19: from New Latin apicālis, from Latin: apex
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Word Origin and History for apically
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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