As adjectives the difference between apical and intercalary
is that apical
is of or connected with the apex while intercalary
is (of a time period) inserted between others; leap (as in leap day or leap year.
As a noun apical
is a sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Of or connected with the apex.
(botany, of a meristem) Situated at the growing tip of the plant or its roots, in comparison with intercalary growth situated between zones of permanent tissue.
(linguistics, of a sound) Produced with the tip of the tongue.
* (linguistics) laminal, coronal
(phonetics) A sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.
(of a time period) inserted between others; leap (as in leap day or leap year)
(botany) of a meristem: situated between zones of permanent tissue, thus a shoot growing at the base of a leaf, in comparison with apical growth at the tip of a root or plant.
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* bissextile month
* bissextile year
* leap year
* leap day