indolebutyric acid

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in·dole·bu·tyr·ic acid

A synthetic compound, C12H13NO2, used to regulate plant growth and development.

indolebutyric acid

(Biology) a synthetic auxin used for stimulating plant growth and root formation. Formula: C12H13NO2)

in′dole•bu•tyr′ic ac′id

(ˈɪn doʊl byuˈtɪr ɪk, ˌɪn-)
a white or yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C12H13O2N, a plant hormone similar to indoleacetic acid and used for the same purposes.
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Noun1.indolebutyric acid - a synthetic plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots
auxin - a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth
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As in this present study, in an experiment with different types of substrates and indolebutyric acid doses (IBA) on the production of air layering of the umbu fruit tree, Dutra et al.
TABLE 1: Rooting percentage of Paulownia fortunei cuttings, collected in autumn and spring/2011 and summer/2012, submitted to treatments with different concentrations of indolebutyric acid (IBA).
Auxin products, such as indolebutyric acid (IBA), which is one of the most recommended substances for promoting the rooting of plant bunches propagated by cuttings (VIGNOLO et al.