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cytokinin Syllabification: cy·to·ki·nin
Pronunciation: /ˌsīdəˈkīnin/

Definition of cytokinin in English:


Another term for kinin (sense 2).
Example sentences
  • At the end of their development, the tuberized lateral branches contained very high amounts of polyphenols, which oxidized into dark compounds rendering in situ localization of cytokinins impossible at this stage.
  • In the xylem, following the application of nitrate, both the exudation rate and the concentration of the cytokinins increased, with ZR being the dominant species in the sap.
  • Additional evidence that supports the of microbial derived growth regulators hypothesis is provided by recent reports that demonstrated the synthesis of cytokinins by facultative and obligate methylobacteria strains.

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