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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 base toward the apex.
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(Botany) (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex. Compare basipetal
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a•crop•e•tal(əˈkrɒp ɪ tl)
(of a plant) exhibiting a pattern of growth or movement from the base of the stem to its apex (opposed to basipetal).
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|Adj.||1.||acropetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex|
basipetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
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