morphactin

[ mawr-fak-tin ]
/ mɔrˈfæk tɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

any of various synthetic compounds, derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid, that regulate the growth and development of plants.

Nearby words

  1. morosity,
  2. morpeth,
  3. morph,
  4. morph-,
  5. morph.,
  6. morphallaxis,
  7. morphea,
  8. morpheme,
  9. morpheme structure condition,
  10. morphemics

Origin of morphactin

1965–70; probably morph- + act(ive) or act(ivate) + -in2

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