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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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Sipho narrow siphonal capsule weakly hook shaped with small short adjacent arm while large thick opposite arm; paramere narrow longer than median lobe; trabes bifurcated apically; genital plate weakly s-shaped; lateral plate large oval; spermatheca with distinctly short cornu ramus large tetragonal nodulus absent.
Diagnosis: A grey fly with very striking, apically globular, 2nd and 4th pairs of frontal and 1st pair of orbital setae.
Fore wing infuscate, more lightly apically and at base, including basal cell; darker infuscate on first submarginal cell, bellow the stigma, and also on marginal and second submarginal cells.
It was concluded that when the coronal portion of the canal is constricted, then the clinicians cannot discern the accuracy of what they feel apically because quite often the file bends or stucks more coronally than apically.
One such defect is palatoradicular groove which is seen in the central fossa of maxillary incisors that extends apically on to the root.
2D); antennal segment II slightly shorter than length of head and pronotum combined, slightly bulged apically (Fig.
Fruits didymous, glabrous; valves wingless, 2.5-3 x 1.5-2 mm; gynophore 0.2-0.5 mm long; replum expanded apically; septum perforate; style 0.4-0.6 mm long; stigma capitate, somewhat 2-lobed.