florigen

[flawr-i-juh n, flohr-]

noun

a hypothetical plant hormone produced in the leaves and transported to the apex to initiate flowering.

Nearby words

  1. floridian,
  2. floridity,
  3. floridly,
  4. floriferous,
  5. floriferously,
  6. florilegium,
  7. florin,
  8. florio,
  9. florio, john,
  10. florissant

Related formsflo·ri·gen·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for florigen

florigen

noun

the hypothetical plant hormone that induces flowering, thought to be synthesized in the leaves as a photoperiodic response and transmitted to the flower buds

Word Origin for florigen

C20: from Latin flōr-, flōs flower + -gen

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