acropetal

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

Definition of acropetal 

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

Other Words from acropetal

acropetally \-tᵊl-ē \ adverb

First Known Use of acropetal

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acropetal

borrowed from German, from acro- acro- + -petal (in centripetal, zentripetal centripetal)

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