(of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex.
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex Compare basipetal
noun one who lives in the mountains, one who loves mountain Word Origin Greek acro- ‘summit, peak’
a pathological fear of heights. Contemporary Examples Contemporary society has gifted us with a phobia potentially as strong as acrophobia or the fear of flying: smartphone anxiety. Do You Suffer From Smartphone Anxiety? (And if So, What the Hell’s Your Problem?) Melissa Fares April 29, 2014 Historical Examples Probably the commonest is acrophobia, so that […]
a pathological fear of heights. noun abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height n. “morbid fear of heights,” 1887, medical Latin, from Greek akros “at the end, the top” (see acrid) + -phobia “fear.” Coined by Italian physician Dr. Andrea Verga in a paper describing the condition, from which Verga himself suffered. […]
the use of what was originally a logogram as a phonetic symbol for the initial sound of the word the logogram represented, as, in Semitic writing, the use of a picture of a shepherd’s crook to represent the sound (l), the first sound of lamed, the Hebrew word for a shepherd’s crook. the use of […]