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growth substance (phytohormone; plant hormone) Any of a number of organic chemicals that are synthesized by plants and regulate growth and development. They are usually made in a particular region, such as the shoot tip, and transported to other regions, where they take effect. See abscisic acid; auxin; cytokinin; ethylene; gibberellin.

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growth substance

growth substance A naturally occurring compound, other than a nutrient, which promotes, inhibits, or otherwise modifies the growth of a plant.

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growth substance

growth substance A naturally occurring compound, other than a nutrient, that promotes, inhibits, or otherwise modifies the growth of a plant.

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"growth substance." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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