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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.
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(Botany) (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base. Compare acropetal
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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).
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|Adj.||1.||basipetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base|
acropetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
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