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apex (s), apices (pl)
1. The topmost point, pointed tip, extremity, or a climax.
2. The tip or top of anything.
3. The vertex of a triangle or cone.
4. The summit of a conical or triangular structure.
5. In craniometry, the highest point in the transverse vertical section of the vault of a skull.
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(Latin: top, cap, tip, apex)
(Latin: summit, tip, top, point)
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apex cordis, apex of the heart
The lowest and leftmost point of the heart represented by the left ventricle.
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apex linguae (s) (noun)
The tip of the tongue: "The apex linguae is the pointed, rounded, tip of the tongue which is usually resting against the incisor teeth that are at the lower front part of the mouth."
apex nasi
The tip of the nose.
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apexcardiogram, apex cardiogram (ACG)
1. A graphic recording of the movements of the chest wall produced by the apex beat of the heart.
2. A graphic recording of ultra-low-frequency precordial chest-wall movements.