from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical plant growth regulator, C6H12N2O3, formerly used to increase the storage life of fruit, and currently used as a growth retardant for azaleas, chrysanthemums, and other plants.
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- n. a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
d(imethyl) + amino- + (hydra)z(ine) + -ide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)