apical

[ey-pi-kuhl, ap-i-]
adjective
1.
of, at, or forming the apex.
2.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated principally with the aid of the tip of the tongue, as t or d.
noun
3.
Phonetics. an apical sound.

Origin:
1820–30; < Latin apic- (stem of apex) apex + -al1

apically, adverb
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apical (ˈæpɪkəl, ˈeɪ-)
 
adj
1.  of, at, or being the apex
2.  of or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue, such as (t) or (d)
 
[C19: from New Latin apicālis, from Latin: apex]
 
'apically
 
adv

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apical
"of or belonging to an apex," 1828, from L. apicem, from apex (see apex) + -al (1).
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apical a·pi·cal (ā'pĭ-kəl, āp'ĭ-)
adj.

  1. Relating to the apex of a pyramidal or pointed structure.

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


a'pi·cal·ly adv.
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Example sentences
The location of a structural curve is defined by the location of the apical vertebra.
These apical leaves are typically larger than those found on stems without flowers.
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