Acropetal
Acropetal A*crop"e*tal, a. [Gr. 'a`kros summit + L. petere to seek.] (Bot.) Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence. [1913 Webster]

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  • acropetal — ACROPETÁL, Ă adj. (Despre plante; op. b a z i p e t a l) Cu primordiile cele mai tinere aproape de vârf. [< germ. akropetal]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.10.2004. Sursa: DN  ACROPETÁL, Ă adj. (despre frunze, flori) care se dezvoltă de la bază… …   Dicționar Român

  • acropetal — [ə kräp′ə təl] adj. [ ACRO + PETAL] developing or moving from the base of the stem toward the apex: used to describe the development of tissues or movement of hormones in plants: opposed to BASIPETAL acropetally adv …   English World dictionary

  • acropetal — adjective Etymology: acr + petal (as in centripetal) Date: 1875 proceeding from the base toward the apex or from below upward < acropetal development of floral buds > • acropetally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acropetal — acropetally, adv. /euh krop i tl/, adj. Bot. (of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex. [1870 75; ACRO + PETAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • acropetal — adjective That develops, matures or opens from the base towards the apex in sequence Ant: basipetal …   Wiktionary

  • acropetal — 1. In a direction toward the summit. 2. Produced successively toward the apex, with the youngest conidium formed at the tip and the oldest at the base of a chain of conidia; pertaining to asexual spore production in fungi by successive budding of …   Medical dictionary

  • acropetal — adj. developing upward from a base (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acropetal — [ə krɒpɪt(ə)l] adjective Botany relating to or denoting growth upwards from the base or point of attachment. Often contrasted with basipetal. Derivatives acropetally adverb Origin C19: from Gk akron tip + L. petere seek + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • acropetal —   adj. acropetally. Progressing in direction from promixal to distal; from base to apex, e.g. as for the pollen dehiscence sequence in most cycad cones.   Cf. basipetal …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • acropetal — acrop·e·tal …   English syllables

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