[per-ee-ey-pi-kuh l, -ap-i-]

Origin of periapical

First recorded in 1915–20; peri- + apical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

periapical in Medicine


[pĕr′ē-āpĭ-kəl, -ăpĭ-]
  1. At or around the apex of a root of a tooth.
  2. Of or being the periodontal membrane and adjacent bone.
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