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Basiliscus
Basilisk
Basilius
Basin
Basin Ranges
BASIN; BASON
basinal
basined
basinet
basinful
Basing
Basioccipital
Basion
basipetally
Basipodite
Basipterygial
Basipterygium
Basipterygoid
Basis
basis point
basiscopic
Basisolute
Basisphenoid
Basisphenoidal
basivertebral vein
Bask

basipetal definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base [ant: acropetal]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin basis + petere to go toward more at feather Date: 1869 proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward <basipetal maturation of an inflorescence> basipetally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. Bot. (of each new part produced) developing nearer the base than the previous one did. Derivatives: basipetally adv. Etymology: BASIS + L petere seek



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