[per-ee-ey-pi-kuhl, -ap-i-]
encompassing or surrounding the tip of the root of a tooth.

1915–20; peri- + apical Unabridged
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periapical per·i·ap·i·cal (pěr'ē-ā'pĭ-kəl, -āp'ĭ-)

  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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The periapical shows one or two complete teeth from crown to root.
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