acropetal

[uh-krop-i-tl]

Origin of acropetal

First recorded in 1870–75; acro- + -petal
Related formsa·crop·e·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for acropetal

acropetal

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