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subapical

[suhb-ap-i-kuh l, -ey-pi-] /sʌbˈæp ɪ kəl, -ˈeɪ pɪ-/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
located below the apex.
Origin of subapical
1840-1850
1840-50; sub- + apical
Related forms
subapically, adverb
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  • Median tentacle surpassing palpi in length; subapical swelling pronounced, much more so than that of the laterals.

  • The submarginal and subapical spots are silvered, especially the latter.

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  • On the under side of the fore wings there are two subapical and five marginal silver spots.

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  • The subapical patch is brown, adorned by two or three well-silvered spots.

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  • The subapical spots and the upper spots of the marginal series on this wing are well silvered.

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  • The subapical spots and the pale spots of the marginal series are very little silvered.

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  • The blackish distal parts of the aristiforms regularly interline the ground color made by the subapical zone of the setiforms.

  • Due to their relative abundance and subapical color, these setiforms are responsible for the dominant color on the upper parts.

  • The subapical and submarginal spots are more or less imperfectly silvered.

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  • The upper marginal spots and two spots on the subapical patch are well silvered.

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subapical in Medicine

subapical sub·ap·i·cal (sŭb-āp'ĭ-kəl, -ā'pĭ-)
adj.
Located below the apex of a part.


sub·ap'i·cal·ly adv.
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