zeatin

noun
ze·​a·​tin | \ ˈzē-ə-tən How to pronounce zeatin (audio) \

Definition of zeatin

: a cytokinin C10H13N5O first isolated from the endosperm of corn

First Known Use of zeatin

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zeatin

New Latin Zea, genus of grasses including corn + English -tin (as in kinetin) — more at zein

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“Zeatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zeatin. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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zeatin

noun
ze·​a·​tin | \ ˈzē-ət-ən How to pronounce zeatin (audio) \

Medical Definition of zeatin

: a cytokinin first isolated from the endosperm of Indian corn

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