Definition of acrospire
: the spiral plumule in a germinating grain
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Origin and Etymology of acrospire
alteration (influenced by acr-) of earlier akerspire, acherspire, from English dialect aker, acher ear of grain (from Old English æhher, æcher, ēar) + spire (sprout, blade of grass) — more at ear (spike of grain)
First Known Use: 1675
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