morphactin

noun

mor·​phac·​tin mȯr-ˈfak-tən How to pronounce morphactin (audio)
: any of several synthetic fluorine-containing compounds that tend to produce morphological changes and suppress growth in plants

Word History

Etymology

probably from morph- + active + -in entry 1

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morphactin was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Morphactin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphactin. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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