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apical

[′ap·i·kəl]
(botany)
Relating to the apex or tip.
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As evident from the latest international research21, exogenous factors that lead to disruption of the expression of fibroblast growth factors by the apical ectodermal ridge can lead to congenital limb malformations.
Recent advances in the study of limb development: the emergence and function of the apical ectodermal ridge.
Exogenous retinoic acid induces digit reduction in opossums (Monodelphis domestica) by disrupting cell death and proliferation, and apical ectodermal ridge ands zone of polarizing activity function.