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 (ā′pĭ-kəl, ăp′ĭ-)
1. Of, relating to, located at, or constituting an apex.
2. Linguistics Of, relating to, or articulated with the tip of the tongue, as (t), (d), and (s).

[From Latin apex, apic-, top.]

ap′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˈæpɪkəl; ˈeɪ-)
1. of, at, or being the apex
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
[C19: from New Latin apicālis, from Latin: apex]
ˈapically adv


(ˈeɪ pɪ kəl, ˈæp ɪ-)

1. of, at, or forming the apex.
2. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the tip of the tongue, as (t) or (d).
[1820–30; < Latin apic-, s. of apex apex]
a′pi•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apical - situated at an apexapical - situated at an apex      
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
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Numerous mitochondria were observed in the apical cytoplasm, and were connected to the neighboring ceils with zonula adherens at the apico-lateral cell membrane (Fig.
In vitro release of axillary shoots from apical dominance in monocotyledonous plantlets.
Here, I illustrate the embolic division of the male pedipalp to illustrate the proper position of embolus and the apical process (Fig.
For reviews of systematic distribution of types of apical configuration during ontogeny, see Gregoire (1938), Foster (1941), Philipson (1946, 1947a, 1947c, 1948, 1949), Rauh and Reznik (1953), Gifford (1954), Tucker (1959), and Gifford and Corson (1971).
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