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indoleacetic acid

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noun in·dole·ace·tic acid \ˌin-(ˌ)dō-lə-ˈsē-tik-\

Definition of indoleacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline plant hormone C10H9NO2 that is a naturally occurring auxin promoting growth and rooting of plants



1937

First Known Use of indoleacetic acid

1937


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indoleacetic acid

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noun in·dole·ace·tic acid \ˈin-ˌdōl-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\

Medical Definition of indoleacetic acid

  1. :  a crystalline compound C10H9NO2 that is formed from tryptophan in plants and animals, is present in small amounts in normal urine, and acts as a growth hormone in plants—called also heteroauxin




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