Definition of gibberellic acid in English:

gibberellic acid

Syllabification: gib·ber·el·lic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌjibərelik ˈasəd
 
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noun

A gibberellin that is used commercially, notably in germinating barley for malt.
More example sentences
  • They assessed the reaction of a collection of dwarf barley lines to the application of gibberellic acid.
  • The effects of gibberellic acid on stomatal diffusive resistance have been shown previously.
  • A number of alternative dwarfing genes have been reported to reduce plant height in wheat but show sensitivity to exogenous gibberellic acid.

Origin

1950s: gibberellic from modern Latin Gibberella (see gibberellin) + -ic.

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