daminozide

[duh-min-uh-zahyd]
noun Chemistry.
a plant-growth retardant, C 6 H 12 N 2 O 3 , used commercially on apples.

Origin:
d(imethyl) + amino- + (hydra)zide components of the chemical name

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daminozide

noun
a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time [syn: Alar
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In peanuts, daminozide stimulates upright growth of the plant, allowing increased air circulation and light penetration.
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