ki·​ne·​tin ˈkī-nə-tən How to pronounce kinetin (audio)
: a cytokinin C10H9N5O used especially to stimulate cell division in plant tissue culture

Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kinetin was in 1955

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“Kinetin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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