- the first sprout appearing in the germination of grain; the developed plumule of the seed.
Origin of acrospire
Examples from the Web for acrospire
Historical Examples of acrospire
By about the eighth day of flooring the acrospire should be about three-quarters up the corn.
The malting, however, is complete before the acrospire becomes a leaf.
As the acrospire creeps along the surface of the seed, the farina within undergoes a remarkable alteration.
- the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed