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acroscopic: Directed, facing, or pointing ("looking") toward the apex of the bearing structure.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] basal acroscopic pinnule sessile, with basal basiscopic pinnulet longer than or equaling adjacent pinnulet. [2] Pinnules short-stalked, ovate-rhombic, acroscopic auricle ± well developed, margins finely spiny-dentate;


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.