Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈā-ˌpeks\
plural apex·es or api·ces \ˈā-pə-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of APEX

:  a narrowed or pointed end of an anatomical structure: as a :  the narrow somewhat conical upper part of a lung extending into the root b :  the lower pointed end of the heart situated in humans opposite the space between the cartilages of the fifth and sixth ribs on the left side c :  the extremity of the root of a tooth


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