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gibberellin

[jib-uh-rel-in] /ˌdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of a class of growth hormones occurring in fungi and plants.
Origin of gibberellin
1935-1940
1935-40; < New Latin Gibberell(a) (see gibberellic acid) + -in2
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gibberellin

/ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪn/
noun
1.
any of several plant hormones, including gibberellic acid, whose main action is to cause elongation of the stem: used in promoting the growth of plants, in the malting of barley, etc
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gibberellin
  (jĭb'ə-rěl'ĭn)   
Any of numerous plant hormones, especially gibberellic acid, that promote stem elongation. The seeds, young shoots, and roots of plants contain gibberellins, and they are also found in fungi.
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