Occlusal vs Apical - What's the difference?

occlusal | apical |


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.

occlusal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (dentistry) On the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth.
  • (dentistry) Of or relating to occlusion.
  • Coordinate terms

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    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

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