gibberellin

noun gib·ber·el·lin \ ˌji-bə-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

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Origin and Etymology of gibberellin

New Latin Gibberella fujikoroi, fungus from which it was first isolated


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