adjective ac·ro·scop·ic \¦a-krə-¦skä-pik\

Definition of acroscopic


  1. :  facing or on the side toward the apex a plant with acroscopic branches — compare basiscopic

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Origin and Etymology of acroscopic

acr- + -scopic

First Known Use: 1868

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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