phy·​to·​hor·​mone ˌfī-tō-ˈhȯr-ˌmōn How to pronounce phytohormone (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kelp’s main phytohormones are auxin, gibberellin and cytokinin. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2023 More important, however, are the phytohormones contained in kelp. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History


borrowed from German Phytohormon, from phyto- phyto- + Hormon hormone

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phytohormone was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Phytohormone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


phy·​to·​hor·​mone ˈfīt-ə-ˈhȯr-ˌmōn How to pronounce phytohormone (audio)
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