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indolebutyric acid

[ in-dohl-byoo-tir-ik, in- ]
/ ˈɪn doʊl byuˈtɪr ɪk, ˌɪn- /

noun Biochemistry.

a white or yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C12H13O2N, a plant hormone similar to indoleacetic acid and used for the same purposes.

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Nearby words

indocyanine green, indolaceturia, indole, indoleacetic acid, indoleamine, indolebutyric acid, indolence, indolent, indolent bubo, indologenous, indologist

Origin of indolebutyric acid

First recorded in 1935–40; indole + butyric
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British Dictionary definitions for indolebutyric acid

indolebutyric acid

/ (ˌɪndəʊlbjuːˈtɪrɪk) /

noun

a synthetic auxin used for stimulating plant growth and root formation. Formula: C 12 H 13 NO 2)
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