[flawr-i-juh n, flohr-]
- a hypothetical plant hormone produced in the leaves and transported to the apex to initiate flowering.
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- the hypothetical plant hormone that induces flowering, thought to be synthesized in the leaves as a photoperiodic response and transmitted to the flower buds
C20: from Latin flōr-, flōs flower + -gen