acrospire


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acrospire

(ˈækrəˌspaɪə)
n
(Botany) the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed
[C17: from obsolete akerspire, from aker ear2 + spire sprout, spire1; the modern form is influenced by acro-]

ac•ro•spire

(ˈæk rəˌspaɪər)

n.
the first sprout appearing in the germination of seed.
[1610–20]

acrospire

- The first leaf that sprouts from a germinating seed.
See also related terms for sprout.
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It was second in the Cruising Division of the 2012 Lipton Cup Regatta and again in the Lord Forster and Acrospire Trophies, with a 13th overall in 2012/2013 Ocean Racing Club of Victoria's Offshore Championship under IRC.
The Influence of Malt Acrospires on Beer Taste and Foam Quality
In the past, it has been reported that acrospires of malt have an unfavorable influence on beer flavor stability.