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  1. abscisic acid(Noun)

    A terpenoid plant hormone that inhibits seed germination; once thought to be important in abscission.

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  1. Abscisic acid

    Abscisic acid, also known as abscisin II and dormin, is a plant hormone. ABA functions in many plant developmental processes, including bud dormancy. It is degraded by the enzyme-abscisic acid 8'-hydroxylase.

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  1. Abscisic Acid

    Abscission-accelerating plant growth substance isolated from young cotton fruit, leaves of sycamore, birch, and other plants, and from potatoes, lemons, avocados, and other fruits.


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