As adjectives the difference between occlusal and apical
is that occlusal
is (dentistry) on the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth while apical
is of or connected with the apex.
As a noun apical is
(phonetics) a sound produced by obstructing the air passage with the tip of the tongue.
(dentistry) On the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth.
(dentistry) Of or relating to occlusion.
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.