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Definition of the adjective acropetal

What does acropetal mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex

Alternative definition of the adjective acropetal


  1. [botany] That develops, matures or opens from the base towards the apex in sequence

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Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

acropetal. Growing or developing upwards from the base or point of attachment, so that the oldest parts are at the base and the...

acropetal. movement. The movement of substances within the plant toward its *root and *shoot apices. Compare ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2015)

by Michael Allaby

basifugal movement See ACROPETAL MOVEMENT. basin A depression, usually of considerable size, which may be erosional or structural in origin. basin-and-swell sedimentation A form of sedimentation in a ...

Google previewDictionary Of Botany

by Anil Kumar Mishra

Acropetal Action spectrum axis, which is usually erect, so that subsequent growth is sympodial. Acropetal – Describing a process (such as growth or development) that progresses from the base or point of attachment, so that the oldest parts ...

Google previewBotany (Collins Internet-Linked Dictionary of) (2017)

by Jill Bailey

acropetal describing movement, differentiation, etc. occurring from base to apex of root or shoot. For example, the development of flowers is ...

Google previewThe Pesticide Encyclopedia (2014)

by Kalyani Paranjape, Vasant Gowariker, V N Krishnamurthy, Sugha Gowariker

Acropetal translocation Translocation implies the transport of a dissolved substance within an organism. In plants, translocation takes place especially in the phloem or actively across a cell membrane. The movement of material absorbed by ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

acropetal Describing transport or differentiation occurring ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

acropetal /ă-krop-ĕ-t'l/ Developing or moving from the base upwards. An acropetal sequence of development is seen in flower formation in which the calyx forms first and the carpels form last. Compare ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

See also acropetal; basipetal. centriole A cell organelle consisting of two short tubular structures orientated at right angles to each other. Each tubular structure is about 500 nm long and 150 nm in diameter. The centriole lies outside the ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

comb moving toward; seeking (acropetal, centripetal) petalo- [Gr. petalon, ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of Biology (1999)

by Poonam Dr. Jain

ACROPETAL: Development of organs from base toward apex. ACROSOME: Formed from the Golgi apparatus and nuclear envelope. Found at the tip of the spermatozoon. It helps in dissolving the jelly around the egg so that the sperm can ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2017)

by M. Abercrombie

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