[ bey-sip-i-tl ]
/ beɪˈsɪp ɪ tl /
adjective Botany, Mycology.
growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.
Related formsba·sip·e·tal·ly, adverb
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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
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Medicine 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.
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Science 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.
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