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[trahy-uh-kon-tuh-nawl, -nol] /ˌtraɪ əˈkɒn təˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/
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 of triacontanol
1-(hydroxy)triacontane chemical name + -ol1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Photosynthesis response to triacontanol correlates with increased dynamics of mesophyll protoplast and chloroplast membranes.

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