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Meaning of ACROPETAL

Pronunciation:  u'krâpitl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (botany) of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
 

ACROPETAL is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: basipetal
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*crop"e*tal\, a. [Gr. 'a`kros summit + L. petere to
seek.] (Bot.)
Developing from below towards the apex, or from the
circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of
certain inflorescence.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: In botany terminology, describes a plant part which is arising or developing in a longitudinal sequence beginning at the base and proceeding towards the apex.
 

 

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