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growing or moving toward the base of a structure or part.
(of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base Compare acropetal

basipetal ba·sip·e·tal (bā-sĭp’ĭ-tl, -zĭp’-)
Of or relating to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, such as hormones, from the apex downward toward the base.
Relating to the movement of substances, such as hormones, or the progressive development of tissues in a direction away from the tip and towards the base of a root or shoot in a plant.


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