acropetal

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adjective acrop·e·tal \ə-ˈkrä-pə-təl, a-\

Definition of acropetal

  1. :  proceeding from the base toward the apex or from below upward acropetal development of floral buds

acropetally

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Origin and Etymology of acropetal

acr- + -petal (as in centripetal)


First Known Use: 1875


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