abscisic acid

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ab·scis·ic acid

 (ăb-sĭz′ĭk)
n.
A plant hormone, C15H20O4, that regulates the abscission of leaves, flowers, and fruits, the dormancy of buds and seeds, and other developmental processes and stress responses.

abscisic acid

(æbˈsɪsɪk)
n
a type of acid that causes abscission
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Those genes included Eral (short for enhanced response to abscissic acid, a plant hormone); Pan (for perianthia, a botanical term); and Clv1, Clv2, and Clv3 (short for clavata, the clublike structure that these experimental plants form to enclose their seeds).
Scientists discovered a link between wilting plants and impotence when studying hormone abscissic acid.