basipetal

adjective
ba·sip·e·tal | \bā-ˈsi-pə-tᵊl, -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, -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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21 Aug 2018

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basipetal

adjective
ba·sip·e·tal | \bā-ˈsip-ət-ᵊl, -ˈzip- \

Medical Definition of basipetal 

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

Other Words from basipetal

basipetally \-ᵊl-ē \ adverb

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