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Any of several plant hormones that regulate various functions, including cell elongation.

[From Greek auxein, to grow; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aux·in′ic adj.
aux·in′i·cal·ly adv.


(Plants) containing or relating to auxins
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Adj.1.auxinic - relating to or containing auxins
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The PIN-LIKES (PILS) putative carriers for auxinic compounds also localize to the ER and determine the cellular sensitivity to auxin.
The data still confirm that supranutritional doses of zinc can effectively reduce the intestinal colonization of enterobacteria and particularly of ETEC, but also that more than one week may be necessary to fully exploit the auxinic effect of a 3,000 mg/kg zinc dietary addition.