[ sahy-tuh-kahy-nin ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈkaɪ nɪn /
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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British Dictionary definitions for cytokinin
/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈkaɪnɪn) /
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
[ sī′tə-kī′nĭn ]
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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