apical /ˈeɪpɪk(ə)l, ˈapɪk(ə)l/

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I. adjective

1.
‹technical› relating to or denoting an apex.
2.
[Phonetics] (of a consonant) formed with the tip of the tongue at or near the front teeth or the alveolar ridge, for example th or trilled r.
– origin early 19th cent.: from Latin apex, apic- (see apex) + -al.

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