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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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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.
Apical delta was observed in 5% of cases in distal roots which is higher than reported by Chaurasia et al.
This in vitro study was done at Dr Ishrat ul Ibad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences and NED University Karachi, Pakistan to explore the number of roots and root canals, their configurations, occurrence of isthmi and apical deltas in mandibular permanent first molar teeth in Pakistani population.