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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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(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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References in periodicals archive ?
GREENE, D.W., MILLER, P.Effect of benzyladenine, MB 25105, notching and daminozide plus ethephom on growth and branching of starkrimson delicious apple.
Production and leafplasticity ofrose plants sprayed with paclobutrazol and daminozide. Semina: Ciencias Agrarias, v.38, p.3481-3490, 2017.
Growth and partitioning in peanut as influenced by gibberellic acid and daminozide. Agron.
Casida, "Daminozide: oxidation by photochemically generated singlet oxygen to dimethylnitrosamine and succinic anhydride," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
The "Alar Scare" in 1989 involved the use of the chemical daminozide (Alar) which keeps fruit firm and full-colored beyond its natural shelf-life (Egan, 1991).
Back in 1989, another apple-related chemical, daminozide, dominated the headlines.
In 1989 actress Meryl Streep appeared on "60 Minutes" and said the use of the growth regulator Daminozide, commonly known es Alar, on apples grown for human consumption would cause cancer.
Drought, paclobutrazol, abscisic acid, and gibberellic acid as alternatives to daminozide in tomato transplant production.
Interaction between foliar potassium and applied daminozide, chlormequat chloride, and chlorflurecolmethyl.