Definition of Basipetal

1. Adjective. Of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Acropetal



Definition of Basipetal

1. Adjective. (botany) That develops, matures or opens from the apex towards the base in sequence ¹

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Definition of Basipetal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Basipetal

1. Developing, in sequence, from the apex towards the base. Compare: acropetal. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basipetal

basinful
basinfuls
basing
basinlike
basins
basinwide
basio-
basioccipital
basioccipital bone
basiocciput
basioglossus
basion
basions
basionym
basionyms
basipetal (current term)
basipetally
basiphobia
basipodite
basipodites
basipterygia
basipterygial
basipterygium
basipterygoid
basis
basis cartilaginis arytenoideae
basis cerebri
basis cochleae
basis cordis

Literary usage of Basipetal

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"3a and 3b, the basipetal tendency predominates, leading to pedate leaves; ... 4a and 4b, but basipetal lobation may be seen in the basal leaflets. ..."

2. The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation by Frederick Orpen Bower (1908)
"This seems to be the raison d'etre of the elongated receptacle in such cases : given a basipetal succession, its origin has been a response to the need of ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"But the transition from the basipetal to the mixed sorus can be followed in detail; intermediate steps are seen in the ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"In a plant so delicate as Bryopsis it would probably be very difficult to obtain an axis with its branches which would show a perfect basipetal death ..."

5. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Generally, the basipetal spread of infections is about one-third greater ... A consistently greater basipetal spread of infections has also been observed in ..."

6. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"It begins in the internode while it is still very short, and in fact the primitive elements of the phloem first appear rapidly in basipetal succession, ..."

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