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indoleacetic acid

[ in-dohl-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, in- ]
/ ˈɪn doʊl əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, ˌɪn- /
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noun Biochemistry.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C10H9NO2, a natural plant hormone, used especially for stimulating growth and root formation in plant cutting.
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Origin of indoleacetic acid

First recorded in 1885–90; indole + acetic
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British Dictionary definitions for indoleacetic acid

indoleacetic acid
/ (ˌɪndəʊləˈsiːtɪk, -ˈsɛtɪk) /

noun
an auxin that causes elongation of the cells of plant stems. Formula: C 10 H 9 NO 2Abbreviation: IAA
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Medical definitions for indoleacetic acid

indoleacetic acid
[ ĭndō-lə-sē′tĭk ]

n.
A plant hormone that stimulates growth.
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