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  • acropetally — adverb see acropetal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acropetally — See acropetal. * * * …   Universalium

  • acropetally — adverb see acropetal …   Useful english dictionary

  • acropetal — acropetally, adv. /euh krop i tl/, adj. Bot. (of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex. [1870 75; ACRO + PETAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • acropetal — adjective Etymology: acr + petal (as in centripetal) Date: 1875 proceeding from the base toward the apex or from below upward < acropetal development of floral buds > • acropetally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acropetal — [ə krɒpɪt(ə)l] adjective Botany relating to or denoting growth upwards from the base or point of attachment. Often contrasted with basipetal. Derivatives acropetally adverb Origin C19: from Gk akron tip + L. petere seek + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • acropetal —   adj. acropetally. Progressing in direction from promixal to distal; from base to apex, e.g. as for the pollen dehiscence sequence in most cycad cones.   Cf. basipetal …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • acropetal — [ə kräp′ə təl] adj. [ ACRO + PETAL] developing or moving from the base of the stem toward the apex: used to describe the development of tissues or movement of hormones in plants: opposed to BASIPETAL acropetally adv …   English World dictionary

  • acropetal — adj. Bot. developing from below upwards. Derivatives: acropetally adv. Etymology: Gk akron tip + L petere seek …   Useful english dictionary

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