adjective Botany, Mycology.
growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.

1865–70; basi(s) + -petal < Latin pet(ere) to seek + -al1; cf. centripetal

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basipetal (beɪˈsɪpɪtəl)
Compare acropetal (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base

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basipetal ba·sip·e·tal (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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basipetal   (bā-sĭp'ĭ-tl)  Pronunciation Key 
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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