acropetal

adjective acrop·e·tal \ ə-ˈkrä-pə-tᵊl , a- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acropetal

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

acropetally

play \-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of acropetal

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


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