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basipetal

[ bey-sip-i-tl ]
/ beɪˈsɪp ɪ tl /
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adjective Botany, Mycology.
growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.
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Origin of basipetal

1865–70; basi(s) + -petal<Latin pet(ere) to seek + -al1; cf. centripetal

OTHER WORDS FROM basipetal

ba·sip·e·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for basipetal

basipetal
/ (beɪˈsɪpɪtəl) /

adjective
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the baseCompare acropetal
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Medical definitions for basipetal

basipetal
[ bā-sĭpĭ-tl, -zĭp- ]

adj.
Of or relating to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, such as hormones, from the apex downward toward the base.
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Scientific definitions for basipetal

basipetal
[ bā-sĭpĭ-tl ]

Relating to the movement of substances, such as hormones, or the progressive development of tissues in a direction away from the tip and towards the base of a root or shoot in a plant.
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