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in'dole•a•ce'tic ac'id



Pronunciation: (in'dōl-u-sē'tik, -set'ik, in"-), [key] Biochem.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C10H9NO2, a natural plant hormone, used esp. for stimulating growth and root formation in plant cutting. Also called beta-indoleacetic acid, heteroauxin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

indoleindolebutyric acid
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