growth regulator

growth regulator
(botany) a plant product that acts like a hormone
Syn: ↑phytohormone, ↑plant hormone
Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology
Hypernyms: ↑plant product
Hyponyms: ↑auxin, ↑gibberellin, ↑kinin, ↑cytokinin

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noun or growth substance
: a substance that affects growth; especially : a synthetic substance (as naphthaleneacetic acid or dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) that resembles a naturally occurring hormone in producing a specific effect — compare auxin, growth factor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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