|Compare acropetal (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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.