Verb acrospire Definition and Examples


Verb:

acrospire

Definition as verb:

To put forth the first sprout.

More definition:


1.the first sprout appearing in the germination of grain; the developed plumule of the seed.

1. the first shoot developing from the plumule of a germinating grain seed Word OriginC17, from obsolete akerspire, from akerear² + spire sprout, spire1; the modern form is influenced by acro-Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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