apex of lung
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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.
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a·pex of lung[TA]
the rounded, upper extremity of each lung that extends into the cupula of the pleura.
Synonym(s): apex pulmonis [TA]
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