[ kahy-ni-tin ]
/ ˈkaɪ nɪ tɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a synthetic cytokinin, C10H9ON5, that retards senescence in plants.


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Origin of kinetin

First recorded in 1955; kinet(o)- + -in2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020