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indolebutyric acid

[in-dohl-byoo-tir-ik, in-] /ˈɪn doʊl byuˈtɪr ɪk, ˌɪn-/
noun, Biochemistry.
a white or yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 12 H 13 O 2 N, a plant hormone similar to indoleacetic acid and used for the same purposes.
Origin of indolebutyric acid
First recorded in 1935-40; indole + butyric Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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indolebutyric acid

a synthetic auxin used for stimulating plant growth and root formation. Formula: C12H13NO2)
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