Gibberellic-acid



[jib-uh-rel-ik, jib-] /ˈdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪk, ˌdʒɪb-/

noun
1.
a gibberellin C 18 H 21 O 4 COOH, produced as a metabolite by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, used as a stimulator of plant growth.
/ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪk/
noun
1.
a slightly soluble crystalline plant hormone first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi: a gibberellin. Formula: C19H22O6
gibberellic acid
(jĭb’ə-rěl’ĭk)
A plant hormone that promotes growth and that is the most important of the gibberellins. It is used commercially to break dormancy of plants, promote germination, and increase or retard the development of fruit. Gibberellic acid is also a metabolic byproduct of certain fungi. Chemical formula: C19H22O6.

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