from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several plant hormones, such as gibberellic acid, used to promote stem elongation.

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  • n. Any of a class of diterpene plant growth hormones first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of a number plant growth hormones, the first of which was isolated in 1938 from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi; more than 60 related gibberelins are known. The most important is gibberellin A3, also called gibberellic acid. They are used in agriculture for promoting plant growth.

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  • n. a plant hormone isolated from a fungus; used in promoting plant growth


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Gibberella (fujikoroī), the fungus from which gibberellin was first isolated, from Latin gibberella, feminine diminutive of gibber, hump.

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From Latin gibber ("hump").


  • (gibberellin-44) ,2-oxoglutarate: oxygen oxidoreductase Recommended name gibberellin-44 dioxygenase Synonyms (gibberellin-44) ,2-oxoglutarate: oxygen oxidoreductase GA44 oxidase

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