[ uh-krop-i-tl ]
/ əˈkrɒp ɪ tl /
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(of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex.
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British Dictionary definitions for acropetal
/ (əˈkrɒpɪtəl) /
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apexCompare basipetal
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