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gibberellin

[ jib-uh-rel-in ]
/ ˌdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of growth hormones occurring in fungi and plants.
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Origin of gibberellin

1935–40; <New Latin Gibberell(a) (see gibberellic acid) + -in2

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British Dictionary definitions for gibberellin

gibberellin
/ (ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪn) /

noun
any of several plant hormones, including gibberellic acid, whose main action is to cause elongation of the stem: used in promoting the growth of plants, in the malting of barley, etc
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Scientific definitions for gibberellin

gibberellin
[ jĭb′ə-rĕlĭn ]

Any of numerous plant hormones, especially gibberellic acid, that promote stem elongation. The seeds, young shoots, and roots of plants contain gibberellins, and they are also found in fungi.
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