daminozide

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da·min·o·zide

 (də-mĭn′ə-zīd′)
n.
A chemical plant growth regulator, C6H12N2O3, formerly used to increase the storage life of fruit, especially apples, and currently used to control growth and flowering of commercially grown ornamental plants.

[d(imethyl) + amino- + (hydra)z(ine) + -ide.]
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daminozide

(dəˈmɪnəˌzaɪd)
n
(Horticulture) another name for Alar
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Noun1.daminozide - a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one timedaminozide - a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
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