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acropetal

[uh-krop-i-tl] /əˈkrɒp ɪ tl/
adjective, Botany
1.
(of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; acro- + -petal
Related forms
acropetally, adverb
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Examples for acropetal
  • Flowering in lentils is acropetal, from the bottom of the plant to the top.
British Dictionary definitions for acropetal

acropetal

/əˈkrɒpɪtəl/
adjective
1.
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex Compare basipetal
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