indolebutyric acid


in·​dole·​bu·​tyr·​ic acid ˌin-(ˌ)dōl-byü-ˈtir-ik- How to pronounce indolebutyric acid (audio)
: a crystalline acid C12H13NO2 similar to indoleacetic acid in its effects on plants

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indolebutyric acid was in 1936

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“Indolebutyric acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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