adjective \ˈā-pi-kəl also ˈa-pi-\

Definition of APICAL

:  of, relating to, or situated at an apex
:  of, relating to, or formed with the tip of the tongue <n, l, and r are apical consonants>
api·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of APICAL

probably from New Latin apicalis, from Latin apic-, apex
First Known Use: 1828


adjective \ˈā-pi-kəl also ˈap-i-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APICAL

: of, relating to, or situated at an apex
api·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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