kinetin


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kinetin

(kī′nə-tĭn)
n.
A synthetic cytokinin that promotes cell division in plants and is used in some cosmetics.

kinetin

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kinin

a PLANT HORMONE which promotes cell division (CYTOKINESIS) and cell enlargement by swelling, particularly in fruits and seeds. Several effects are similar to those produced by AUXIN, but others are different, e.g. cytokinin promotes lateral bud development and growth while auxin suppresses lateral buds (see APICAL DOMINANCE).

kinetin

see CYTOKININ.