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basipetal

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adjective ba·sip·e·tal \bā-ˈsi-pə-təl, -ˈzi-\

Definition of basipetal

  1. :  proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward <basipetal maturation of an inflorescence>

basipetally

play \-təl-ē\ adverb


Origin and Etymology of basipetal

Latin basis + petere to go toward — more at feather


First Known Use: 1869


Medical Dictionary

basipetal

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adjective ba·sip·e·tal \bā-ˈsip-ət-əl, -ˈzip-\

Medical Definition of basipetal

  1. :  proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward

basipetally

\-əl-ē\play adverb



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