acropetal


acrop·e·tal

adjective \ə-ˈkrä-pə-təl, a-\

Definition of ACROPETAL

:  proceeding from the base toward the apex or from below upward <acropetal development of floral buds>
acrop·e·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Origin of ACROPETAL

acr- + -petal (as in centripetal)
First Known Use: 1875

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