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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.


in an upward direction, towards the apex
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In this context, Sell (1980) suggested that the enrichment axes flower basipetally while the inflorescence branches develop acropetally.
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.
This was in accordance with the fact that both the diameter and wall thickness decreased acropetally in bamboo culm (Jiang, 2002).