gibberellin


gib·ber·el·lin

noun \-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

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