gibberellic acid

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gib·ber·el·lic acid

A plant hormone, C19H22O6, that promotes processes such as seed germination, flowering, and stem elongation. It is also present in certain fungi.

[From gibberellin.]

gibberellic acid

(Botany) a slightly soluble crystalline plant hormone first isolated from the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi: a gibberellin. Formula: C19H22O6
[C20: from New Latin Gibberella, literally: a little hump, from Latin gibber hump + -ic]

gib′ber•el′lic ac′id

(ˈdʒɪb əˈrɛl ɪk, ˌdʒɪb-)
a gibberellin, C19H22O6, produced as a metabolite by the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, used as a stimulator of plant growth.
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Noun1.gibberellic acid - a crystalline acid associated with gibberellin
gibberellin - a plant hormone isolated from a fungus; used in promoting plant growth
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fujikuroi, the most virulent species causing bakanae disease, produced excessive gibberelin hormones responsible for internode elongation of bakanae infected plants, which was low or absent in F.
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