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gibberellic acid Line breaks: gib¦ber|el¦lic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɪbəˈrɛlɪk/

Definition of gibberellic acid in English:


[mass noun]
A gibberellin which is used commercially, notably in germinating barley for malt.
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.


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

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