abscisic acid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abscision +‎ -ic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌæb.ˈsɪz.ɪk ˈæ.sɪd/, /ˌæb.ˈsɪs.ɪk ˈæ.sɪd/

Noun[edit]

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abscisic acid (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A terpenoid best known as a plant hormone that inhibits seed germination and was once thought to be important in abscission.