gibberellic acid

noun
gib·​ber·​el·​lic acid | \ ˌji-bə-ˈre-lik- How to pronounce gibberellic acid (audio) \

Definition of gibberellic acid

: a crystalline acid C19H22O6 that is a gibberellin used especially in the malting of barley

First Known Use of gibberellic acid

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Gibberellic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gibberellic%20acid. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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