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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.
(Botany) (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base. Compare acropetal
ba•sip•e•tal(beɪˈsɪp ɪ tl, -ˈzɪp-)
(of a plant) exhibiting a pattern of growth or movement in a downward direction from the apex of the stem to its base (opposed to acropetal).