growth regulator

noun

Definition of growth regulator 

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

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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

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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