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Definition of the adjective acropetal

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  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 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 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 previewAinsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi (2008)

by Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth


Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

a genus of chiefly saprobic Fungi Imperfecti of the form-class Hyphomycetes, form-family Dematiaceae, having mainly aseptate, acropetal conidia. C. bantia0na a species that causes cerebral ...

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 Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

acropetal Growing upward from the point of attachment or base. Compare basipetal. acrotelm The upper layer of a peat bog, where organic material decomposes aerobically and more rapidly than ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Acropetal succession A crusty, scaly precancerous skin lesion caused by damage from the sun. It is frequently treated with cryotherapy. Actinic keratosis Actinomycosis Adaptogen Actinomycosis It is an infection primarily caused by 3 Page 15.

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 previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

chromosome cyto >>> Figure 11 acropetal: Toward the >>> apex; the opposite of basipetal bot acrosyndesis: Incomplete end-to-end >>> chromosome pairing cyto acrylamide: Chemical with the basic formula C3H5NO that can be chemically ...

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Acropetal Meaning

Video shows what acropetal means. That develops, matures or opens from the base towards the apex in sequence. Acropetal Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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