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periapical

[per-ee-ey-pi-kuh l, -ap-i-] /ˌpɛr iˈeɪ pɪ kəl, -ˈæp ɪ-/
adjective
1.
encompassing or surrounding the tip of the root of a tooth.
Origin of periapical
1915-1920
1915-20; peri- + apical
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periapical in Medicine

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

  1. At or around the apex of a root of a tooth.

  2. Of or being the periodontal membrane and adjacent bone.

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