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acropetal

[uh-krop-i-tl] /əˈkrɒp ɪ tl/
adjective, Botany.
1.
(of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex.
Origin of acropetal
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; acro- + -petal
Related forms
acropetally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for acropetal

acropetal

/əˈkrɒpɪtəl/
adjective
1.
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex Compare basipetal
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