apical

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From apex.

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apical (not comparable)

  1. of or connected with the apex
  2. (botany, of a meristem) situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.
  3. (linguistics, of a sound) produced with the tip of the tongue.

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Noun[edit]

apical (plural apicals)

  1. (phonetics) A sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.

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