- apical meristem,
- apical pneumonia,
- apical space,
noun, plural a·pex·es, a·pi·ces [ey-puh-seez, ap-uh-] /ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə-/.
Origin of apex
Examples from the Web for apices
What were life without its angles of difficulty and defeat, and its apices of triumph and power?The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
Both segments are a little bowed from their junction to their apices.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)|Charles Darwin
Four large, grand buildings of six stories each face this park, occupying the apices of the eight triangles.A. D. 2000|Alvarado M. Fuller
Width defined as maximum coronal dimension measured along line perpendicular to line defined by apices of paracone and metacone.
Valve slightly inflated in the middle and at the apices; pseudoraphe narrow; stri finely punctate, radiate at the ends.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity|Charles Sumner Boyer
n acronym for
noun plural apexes or apices (ˈæpɪˌsiːz, ˈeɪ-)
Word Origin for apex
c.1600, from Latin apex "summit, peak, tip, top, extreme end;" probably related to apere "to fasten, fix," hence "the tip of anything" (one of the meanings in Latin was "small rod at the top of the flamen's cap"), from PIE *ap- "to take, reach." Proper plural is apices.