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acropetal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acropetal 
  adj  :  (botany)  of  leaves  or  flowers;  developing  or  opening  in 
  succession  from  base  to  apex  [ant:  {basipetal}] 




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