basipetal [bā sip′i təl]
developing or moving from the apex toward the base of the stem: used to describe the development of tissues or movement of hormones in plants: opposed to ACROPETAL

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  • basipetal —   [zu griechisch básis »Grund, Grundlage« und lateinisch petere »streben«], Botanik: von der Spitze zur Basis fortschreitendes Wachstum, d. h., die scheitelnächsten Anlagen sind die ältesten; Gegensatz: akropetal. * * * ba|si|pe|tal <Adj.>… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • basipetal — adjective Etymology: Latin basis + petere to go toward more at feather Date: 1869 proceeding from the apex toward the base or from above downward < basipetal maturation of an inflorescence > • basipetally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basipetal — basipetally, adv. /bay sip i tl/, adj. Bot., Mycol. growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part. [1865 70; BASI(S) + petal < L pet(ere) to seek + AL1; cf. CENTRIPETAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • basipetal — adjective That develops, matures or opens from the apex towards the base in sequence Ant: acropetal …   Wiktionary

  • basipetal — 1. In a direction toward the base. 2. Pertaining to asexual conidial production in fungi, in which successive budding of the basal conidium forms in an unbranched chain with the youngest at the base. [basi + L. peto, to seek] * * * ba·sip·e·tal… …   Medical dictionary

  • basipetal — ba|si|pe|tal 〈Adj.〉 Ggs.: akropetal 1. 〈allg.〉 abwärts strebend 2. 〈Bot.〉 absteigend (der jüngste Spross einer Pflanze ist unten, der älteste oben) [Etym.: <Base + lat. petere »abwärts streben«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • basipetal — ba|si|pe|tal <zu lat. petere »nach etwas streben«, eigtl. »abwärts strebend«> absteigend (von den Verzweigungen einer Pflanze; der jüngste Spross ist unten, der älteste oben; Bot.); Ggs. ↑akropetal …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • basipetal — adj. developing in the direction of the base (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basipetal — [beɪ sɪpɪt(ə)l] adjective Botany (of growth or development) downwards towards the base or point of attachment. Often contrasted with acropetal. Derivatives basipetally adverb Origin C19: from basis + L. petere seek + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • basipetal —   adj. basipetally.   Progressing in direction from distal to proximal; from apex to base.   Cf. acropetal …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms