[ ey-pi-kuh l, ap-i- ]
/ ˈeɪ pɪ kəl, ˈæp ɪ- /
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.
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- apical dental foramen,
- apical dominance,
- apical gland,
- apical granuloma,
- apical meristem
Origin of apical
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/ (ˈæpɪkəl, ˈeɪ-) /
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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[ ā′pĭ-kəl, ăp′ĭ- ]
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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