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daminozide

[duh-min-uh-zahyd] /dəˈmɪn əˌzaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
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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Examples for daminozide
  • In peanuts, daminozide stimulates upright growth of the plant, allowing increased air circulation and light penetration.

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