root apex


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apex

 [a´peks] (pl. apexes, a´pices) (L.)
the pointed end of a cone-shaped part. adj., adj ap´ical.
apex of lung the rounded upper extremity of either lung.
root apex the terminal end of the root of the tooth.

root a·pex

[TA]
the tip of a tooth root, that part farthest from the incisal or occlusal side.

root apex

The end of the root of a tooth. The anatomical landmark in the apical region is the apical foramen.
See also: apex

root a·pex

(rūt āpeks) [TA]
Conic tip of tooth root, that part farthest from incisal or occlusal side.
Synonym(s): apex radicis dentis, root tip.
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