Basipetal Definition

bā-sĭpĭ-tl, -zĭp-
adjective
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.
American Heritage
Developing or moving from the apex toward the base of the stem: used to describe the development of tissues or movement of hormones in plants.
Webster's New World

(botany) That develops, matures or opens from the apex towards the base in sequence.

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Relating to the movement of substances, such as hormones, or the progressive development of tissues in a direction away from the tip and towards the base of a root or shoot in a plant.
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Origin of Basipetal

  • basi- +‎ -petal

    From Wiktionary

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