-petal

-petal

a combining form meaning “seeking, moving toward” that specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words: acropetal.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin -pet(us) seeking, derivative of Latin petere to seek + -al1

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-petal
 
adj combining form
seeking: centripetal
 
[from New Latin -petus, from Latin petere to seek]

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-petal suff.
Moving toward: basipetal.

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