zeatin

noun

ze·​a·​tin ˈzē-ə-tən How to pronounce zeatin (audio)
: a cytokinin C10H13N5O first isolated from the endosperm of corn

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zeatin was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Zeatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zeatin. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

zeatin

noun
ze·​a·​tin ˈzē-ət-ən How to pronounce zeatin (audio)
: a cytokinin first isolated from the endosperm of Indian corn
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