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.
of, at, or being the apex
of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
“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-)
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.
apicectomy apicectomy a·pi·cec·to·my (ā’pĭ-sěk’tə-mē, āp’ĭ-) n. The surgical removal of the apex of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
a plural of . the tip, point, or vertex; summit. climax; peak; acme: His election to the presidency was the apex of his career. Astronomy, . Historical Examples Valve ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate; apices obtuse, not produced. The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity Charles Sumner Boyer The itching is intense, and in consequence their apices are […]
apicitis apicitis ap·i·ci·tis (āp’ĭ-sī’tĭs, ā’pĭ-) n. Inflammation of the apex of a structure or organ.
a combining form of or : apicodental. apico- pref. Apex: apicotomy.