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

basipetally

play \-tᵊl-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of basipetal

Latin basis + petere to go toward — more at feather


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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

basipetally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

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