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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.

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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apical - situated at an apexapical - situated at an apex      
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
Translations
apikal
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In necrotic teeth and with periapical lesions which are visible radiographically, microorganisms inhabit the entire canal system, including the main canal and lateral, accessory and secondary canals, dentinal tubules, apical delta and foramen, regions of resorption in the cementum and adjacent periapical tissues.
The incidence of an apical delta in these teeth was 9%, whereas the ratio of apical foramina was 85% for the first premolar and 84% for the second premolar.17