Apical



of, at, or forming the .
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the aid of the tip of the tongue, as t or d.
Phonetics. an apical sound.
Historical Examples

apical horn straight conical, frontal horns curved laterally.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

Ring half ovate or nearly triangular, with three curved edges and three prominent corners, one apical and two basal protuberances.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

Occasionally, one or more small black spots, some with white pupils, are present below the apical one.
The Butterflies of the British Isles Richard South

apical horn and the three divergent feet of equal size, somewhat longer than the ring, slightly curved, in the distal half forked.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

The apical horn stands on the apex, the frontal horn half-way up the shell.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

apical horn half as long as the shell and the three feet; all four spines straight, cylindrical, with thickened club-shaped end.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

The apical spine is shorter and simpler, nearly straight, less ramified.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

The apical horn and the three parallel feet are of equal size and similar form, straight, conical, one-sixth as long as the shell.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

apical cells or cellules: Trichoptera; the series of cells along the outer margin of wing from pterostigma to arculus.
Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith

apical horn and the six divergent feet twice to three times as long as the shell, bristle-shaped, irregularly curved and branched.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

adjective
of, at, or being the apex
of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
adj.

“of or belonging to an apex,” 1828, from Latin apicem, from apex (see apex) + -al (1).

apical a·pi·cal (ā’pĭ-kəl, āp’ĭ-)
adj.

Relating to the apex of a pyramidal or pointed structure.

Situated nearer to the apex of a structure in relation to a specific reference point.

a’pi·cal·ly adv.

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