Apical vs Intercalary - What's the difference?

apical | intercalary |


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.

apical

English

(wikipedia apical)

Adjective

(-)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * preapical

    Coordinate terms

    * * (linguistics) laminal, coronal

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.
  • Anagrams

    *

    intercalary

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * intercalarily

    See also

    {{projectlinks , pedia, page1=intercalation , pedia, page2=Intercalation (chemistry) , pedia, page3=Intercalation (university administration)}} * bissextile * bissextile month * bissextile year * leap year * leap day