morphactin

noun
mor·​phac·​tin | \ mȯr-ˈfak-tən How to pronounce morphactin (audio) \

Definition of morphactin

: any of several synthetic fluorine-containing compounds that tend to produce morphological changes and suppress growth in plants

First Known Use of morphactin

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morphactin

probably from morph- + active + -in entry 1

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“Morphactin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morphactin. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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