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a·pi·cal

 (ā′pĭ-kəl, ăp′ĭ-)
adj.
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.
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apical

(ˈæpɪkəl; ˈeɪ-)
adj
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
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a•pi•cal

(ˈeɪ pɪ kəl, ˈæp ɪ-)

adj.
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.
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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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The ectoderm at the tip of the limb bud thickens to form the apical ectodermal ridge (AER).
Results: There was no significant difference between experimental and control subgroups regarding the maximum thickness and number of cells in the apical ectodermal ridge but there was a statistically significant reduction in the number of mitoses in the experimental ridges.
DLX6 and DLX5 code transcription factors are largely restricted to the apical ectodermal ridge (AER), a specialized region in the ectoderm required for normal limb skeletal development and morphogenesis [6].