Avena test


Definition of Avena test

: a test of the growth-promoting or sometimes inhibiting value of a substance as judged by the reaction of a growing oat (genus Avena) coleoptile to which the substance is applied — see auxin

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“Avena test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Avena%20test. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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