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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.

a·crop′e·tal·ly adv.
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in an upward direction, towards the apex
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During vegetative growth, tillers or innovation axes develop acropetally from the basal nodes and the buds that give origin to them develop early.
After its application, the systemic fungicide penetrates into the plant and migrates acropetally even into the parts of the plant not reached by the application (Stubler et al., 1999).
As apparent from the Figures, the total number of central and peripheral vascular bundles declined acropetally from the peduncle to the rachis till it attained minimum values of 4 and 12 respectively at the internode below the terminal spikelet.
Leaf gas exchange, leaf water potential, malondialdehyde (MDA) content and activity of pirogalol peroxidase (PG-POD; EC were determined at the vegetative stage 34 days after sowing on mature fully expanded leaves (8 and 9, numbered acropetally) and young expanding leaves which had a length between 4-5 cm at the time of stress imposition and had continued their growth under water-limiting conditions.
Internode lengths increased acropetally for both cultivars, with the steepest increase between the second and apical phytomers.