AskDefine | Define apical

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apical adj : situated at an apex

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  1. of or connected with the apex
  2. 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.

Extensive Definition

Apical, from the Latin apex (plural apices) meaning to be at the apex or tip, may refer to:
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