Definition of gibberellic acid in English:

gibberellic acid

Syllabification: gib·ber·el·lic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌjibəˌrelik ˈasid


  • A gibberellin that is used commercially, notably in germinating barley for malt.
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    • 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.


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

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