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cytokinin

[sahy-tuh-kahy-nin] /ˌsaɪ təˈkaɪ nɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of plant hormones, produced by the roots and traveling upward through the xylem, that promote tissue growth and budding and, on application, retard plant senescence.
Compare kinetin, zeatin.
Origin of cytokinin
1960-1965
1960-65; cyto- + -kinin
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cytokinin

/ˌsaɪtəʊˈkaɪnɪn/
noun
1.
any of a group of plant hormones that promote cell division and retard ageing in plants Also called kinin
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cytokinin
  (sī'tə-kī'nĭn)   
Any of a class of plant hormones that promote cell division and growth and delay the senescence of leaves. Cytokinins are synthesized mainly in root tips.
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