basipetal /beɪˈsɪpɪt(ə)l/

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I. adjective

1.
[Botany] (of growth or development) downwards towards the base or point of attachment.

The opposite of acropetal.
2.
[Botany] (of the movement of dissolved substances) inwards from the shoot and root apices.
II. derivatives

basipetally
adverb


– origin mid 19th cent.: from basis + Latin petere ‘seek’ + -al.

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