meaning of Apical

Apical meaning in General Dictionary

At or belonging to an apex tip or summit

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  • situated at an apex
  • At or owned by an apex, tip, or summit.

Apical meaning in Medical Dictionary

The adjective for apex, the end of a pyramidal or rounded structure, such as the lung and/or heart. For example, an apical lung cyst is a tumor located near the top of the lung.


Apical meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"of or belonging to an apex," 1828, from Latin apicem, from apex (see apex) + -al (1).


Apical meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) At or belonging to an apex, tip, or summit.


Sentence Examples with the word Apical

Apical plates by a stretch of dorsal integument containing skeletal elements; the opening of the water-vascular system (madreporite) is not connected with a definite apical plate or system of plates.

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