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cytokinin

[ sahy-tuh-kahy-nin ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈkaɪ nɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of plant hormones, produced by the roots and traveling upward through the xylem, that promote tissue growth and budding and, on application, retard plant senescence.
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Origin of cytokinin

First recorded in 1960–65; cyto- + -kinin
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British Dictionary definitions for cytokinin

cytokinin
/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈkaɪnɪn) /

noun
any of a group of plant hormones that promote cell division and retard ageing in plantsAlso called: kinin
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Scientific definitions for cytokinin

cytokinin
[ sī′tə-kīnĭn ]

Any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and growth and delay the senescence of leaves. Cytokinins are synthesized mainly in root tips.
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