Dictionary

gibberellin

gibberellin

noun gib·ber·el·lin \-ˈre-lən\

Definition of GIBBERELLIN

:  any of several growth-regulating plant hormones that promote cell elongation and activity of the cambium, induce parthenocarpy, and stimulate synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins

Origin of GIBBERELLIN

New Latin Gibberella fujikoroi, fungus from which it was first isolated
First Known Use: 1939

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: gibberishPrevious Word in the Dictionary: gibberellic acidAll Words Near: gibberellin
March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears