a·pex pneu·mo·ni·a, apical pneumonia
pneumonia of the apex or apices.
Etymology: L, apex, summit; Gk, pnemon, lung
pneumonia in which consolidation is limited to the upper lobe of one lung. Also called apical pneumonia.
a·pex pneu·mo·ni·a, apical pneumonia (ā'peks nū-mō'nē-ă, ap'i-kăl)
An infiltrative process confined to the apex of one or both lungs; typical of tuberculosis and Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.