basipetal


ba·sip·e·tal

adjective \bā-ˈsi-pə-təl, -ˈzi-\

Definition of BASIPETAL

:  proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward <basipetal maturation of an inflorescence>
ba·sip·e·tal·ly \-təl-ē\ adverb

Origin of BASIPETAL

Latin basis + petere to go toward — more at feather
First Known Use: 1869

ba·sip·e·tal

adjective \bā-ˈsip-ət-əl, -ˈzip-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BASIPETAL

: proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward
ba·sip·e·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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