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apical

[′ap·i·kəl]
(botany)
Relating to the apex or tip.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the root canal curvature prepared with different instrumental kinematics (ProTaper [PT], PTN and Reciproc) on the cleanliness of the apical third of the root canal walls.
Figure 4: Split specimen from the kodex twist drill/parapost removal drill kit group demonstrating presence of post remnants in the cervical, middle and apical thirds.
In direct contradiction with our study, none of these three solutions removed the smear layer in the apical third of the root canal.
DESCRIPTION: Male: COLORATION: ground color including antennal segments I to III pale brown; antennal segment IV dark reddish brown with apical third paler; rostral segments I to IV reddish brown; anterior half of anterolateral margins of pronotum reddish brown; anterior and posterior lobe of metathoracic peritreme pale yellow; posterior margin of acetabulae, coxae and trochanters reddish brown with brownish orange marks; femora pale brown with reddish brown hispid tubercles; tibiae pale brown with reddish brown marks; tarsi reddish brown with dark brownish orange irregular marks; apical margin of corium ad some veins dark reddish brown; hemelytral membrane translucent, veins brown.
They also established that ProTaper is able to keep root canals with more regular diameters in their coronal, middle and apical thirds.
17) The unfavorable geometry of the canal space (18) and a preponderance of sclerotic radicular dentin in the canal's apical third (19) prevents a true, gap-free seal as suggested by the monoblock moniker used in many advertisements.