indolebutyric acid

indolebutyric acid

[in-dohl-byoo-tir-ik, in-]
noun Biochemistry.
a white or yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 12 H 13 O 2 N, a plant hormone similar to indoleacetic acid and used for the same purposes.

Origin:
1935–40; indole + butyric

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indolebutyric acid (ˌɪndəʊlbjuːˈtɪrɪk)
 
n
a synthetic auxin used for stimulating plant growth and root formation. Formula: C12H13NO2)

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