[ bey-sip-i-tl ]
/ beɪˈsɪp ɪ tl /
Save This Word!
adjective Botany, Mycology.
growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
OTHER WORDS FROM basipetalba·sip·e·tal·ly, adverb
Words nearby basipetal
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for basipetal
/ (beɪˈsɪpɪtəl) /
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the baseCompare acropetal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for basipetal
[ bā-sĭp′ĭ-tl, -zĭp′- ]
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Scientific definitions for basipetal
[ bā-sĭp′ĭ-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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.