gibberellin

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noun gib·ber·el·lin \ˌji-bə-ˈre-lən\

Definition of gibberellin

  1. :  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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