basipetal

adjective
ba·​sip·​e·​tal | \ bā-ˈsi-pə-tᵊl How to pronounce basipetal (audio) , -ˈzi- \

Definition of basipetal

: proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward basipetal maturation of an inflorescence

Other Words from basipetal

basipetally \ bā-​ˈsi-​pə-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce basipetally (audio) , -​ˈzi-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of basipetal

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basipetal

Latin basis + petere to go toward — more at feather

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“Basipetal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basipetal. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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basipetal

adjective
ba·​sip·​e·​tal | \ bā-ˈsip-ət-ᵊl How to pronounce basipetal (audio) , -ˈzip- How to pronounce basipetal (audio) \

Medical Definition of basipetal

: proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward

Other Words from basipetal

basipetally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce basipetally (audio) \ adverb

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