Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, located at, or constituting an apex.
  • adjective Linguistics Of, relating to, or articulated with the tip of the tongue, as (t), (d), and (s).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to the apex or top; belonging to the pointed end of a cone-shaped body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective At or belonging to an apex, tip, or summit.

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  • adjective of or connected with the apex
  • adjective botany situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective situated at an apex

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin apex, apic-, top.]

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From apex.

Examples

  • The condition is also known as apical ballooning syndrome ABS and stress cardiomyopathy.

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  • Plowe and his colleagues tested a vaccine that targets a molecule on the malaria parasite known as apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1).

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  • Between late stage 16 and mid-stage 17 the apical plasma membrane of epidermal cells forms regular corrugations called apical undulae (au), at the tip of which chitin synthesis takes place, while secretion occurs at the valley between the corrugations (D).

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  • Plants have a mechanism called apical dominance, by which axillary buds are prevented from growing at the same time as the terminal bud-the tip of the plant stem.

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  • Here we report through ultrastructural analysis that IBC exhibits a high degree of cellular organization with polar elements such as apical/lateral positioning of E-cadherin, apical surface microvilli, and tortuous lumen-like (canalis) structures.

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  • Here we report through ultrastructural analysis that IBC exhibits a high degree of cellular organization with polar elements such as apical/lateral positioning of E-cadherin, apical surface microvilli, and tortuous lumen-like (canalis) structures.

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  • Organisation of the procuticle is supposedly controlled by the apical plasma membrane that forms longitudinal corrugations called apical undulae during chitin synthesis that run perpendicular to the anterior-posterior axis of the developing embryo (

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  • Within the first week, Saudi Arabia had gathered massive humanitarian aid at the behest of apical leadership.

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  • Within the first week, Saudi Arabia had gathered massive humanitarian aid at the behest of apical leadership.

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  • Within the first week, Saudi Arabia had gathered massive humanitarian aid at the behest of apical leadership.

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