Definitions

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

  • n. A plant hormone that promotes flowering.

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  • n. A supposed hormone that causes flowering in plants

Etymologies

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

Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots + -gen.

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  • florigen a blooming gene (hormone)

    January 16, 2007