acrospire

[ak-ruh-spahyuh r]

Origin of acrospire

1610–20; acro- + spire1; replacing akerspire, equivalent to aker (Old English æchir ear of grain) + spire
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acrospire

noun
  1. the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed

Word Origin for acrospire

C17: from obsolete akerspire, from aker ear ² + spire sprout, spire 1; the modern form is influenced by acro-
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