triacontanol

[trahy-uh-kon-tuh-nawl, -nol]
noun Biochemistry.
a long-chain alcohol, CH 3 (CH 2 ) 28 CH 2 OH, occurring in plant waxes and beeswax, that is a plant growth regulator.
Also called melissyl alcohol.


Origin:
1-(hydroxy)triacontane chemical name + -ol1

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