- growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.
Origin of basipetal
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- (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the baseCompare acropetal
- 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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- 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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