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acromphalus
acromyotonia
Acronic
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Acronyc
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acronymic
acronymically
acronymous
Acrook
acropetal botryose centripetal indefinite inflorescence
acropetally
acrophobe
acrophobia
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acropolis
Acropolitan
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acroscopic
acrosomal

acropetal definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: acr- + -petal (as in centripetal) Date: 1875 proceeding from the base toward the apex or from below upward <acropetal development of floral buds> acropetally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. Bot. developing from below upwards. Derivatives: acropetally adv. Etymology: Gk akron tip + L petere seek

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acropetal 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.




 


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