growth regulator


Definition of growth regulator

: any of various synthetic or naturally occurring plant substances (such as an auxin or gibberellin) that regulate growth

Examples of growth regulator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The fly also can be somewhat controlled on fruiting trees by limiting the olive production using growth regulators. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Bay Area gardening: Growing olives," 6 June 2019 Today, researchers recognize that TOR growth regulators are involved in a multitude of processes, including aging, brain development, and diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Giorgia Guglielmi, Science | AAAS, "Lasker prizes recognize work on cell growth, cancer prevention, and reproductive care," 6 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'growth regulator.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of growth regulator

1936, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about growth regulator

Statistics for growth regulator

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for growth regulator

The first known use of growth regulator was in 1936

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on growth regulator Encyclopedia article about growth regulator

Comments on growth regulator

What made you want to look up growth regulator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!