[per-ee-ey-pi-kuh l, -ap-i-] /ˌpɛr iˈeɪ pɪ kəl, -ˈæp ɪ-/

encompassing or surrounding the tip of the root of a tooth.

periapical per·i·ap·i·cal (pěr’ē-ā’pĭ-kəl, -āp’ĭ-)


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