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morphactin

[mawr-fak-tin] /mɔrˈfæk tɪn/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of various synthetic compounds, derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid, that regulate the growth and development of plants.
Origin of morphactin
1965-1970
1965-70; probably morph- + act(ive) or act(ivate) + -in2
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