auximone

noun aux·i·mone \ˈȯksəˌmōn\

Definition of auximone

plural

-s

  1. :  any of certain substances considered necessary, though only in small quantities, for the vigorous growth of plants and occurring especially in sphagnum peat decomposed by nitrogen bacteria — compare vitamin

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Origin and Etymology of auximone

Greek auximos promoting growth + -one (as in hormone)


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