apical area


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ap·i·cal ar·e·a

the area surrounding the root end of a tooth.

ap·i·cal a·re·a

(api-kăl arē-ă)
Area surrounding root end of a tooth.
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31x as long as apical area; dorsolateral area granulate, dull, finely and densely punctate (punctures sometimes indistinct); apical area rounded or roundly pointed anteriorly, granulate, without distinct punctures; apical longitudinal carinae anteriorly weak, reaching or not reaching transverse carina.
Apical area pointed anteriorly, almost flat, with apical longitudinal carinae developed in its posterior half, absent anteriorly.
57* as long as apical area; dorsolateral area very densely punctate, dull; apical area rounded anteriorly, uneven, without distinct punctures; apical longitudinal carinae weak anteriorly and usually not reaching transverse carina.
55x as long as apical area; apical area flat, rounded anteriorly, impunctate, granulate, with fine transverse -wrinkles; apical longitudinal carinae strong, reaching transverse carina.
Apical area flat, pointed or roundly pointed anteriorly, granulate, impunctate; apical longitudinal carinae very weak anteriorly, usually not reaching transverse carina.