Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Developing or maturing from the base toward the apex, as in those plant organs in which the younger tissues are nearer the apex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That develops, matures or opens from the base towards the apex in sequence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Developing from below towards the apex, or from the circumference towards the center; centripetal; -- said of certain inflorescence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, developing from below upward, or from the base toward the apex; basifugal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex

Etymologies

acro- + -petal (Wiktionary)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.