the first sprout appearing in the germination of grain; the developed plumule of the seed.
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How to use acrospire in a sentence
As the acrospire creeps along the surface of the seed, the farina within undergoes a remarkable alteration.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The malting, however, is complete before the acrospire becomes a leaf.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
By about the eighth day of flooring the acrospire should be about three-quarters up the corn.
British Dictionary definitions for acrospire
the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed
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