Definition of kinetin in English:

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kinetin

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌɪnɪtɪn/

noun

[mass noun]
A synthetic compound similar to kinin, used to stimulate cell division in plants.
Example sentences
  • Look for creams with retinol (found in over-the-counter vitamin-A products) and kinetin (an anti-aging compound found in the leaves of green plants).
  • When kinetin was applied to plants during early endosperm development, both endosperm cell number and endosperm/grain weight increased.
  • However, it is possible that endogenous CKs play a role in chloroplast acclimation since it was found that kinetin stimulates the development of sun-type chloroplasts.

Origin

1950s: from Greek kinetos 'movable' (from kinein 'to move') + -in1.

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