What does auxin mean?

auxin meaning in General Dictionary

a substance which in tiny concentrations promotes root formation bud development or specific other procedures such as for instance fresh fruit ripening or leaf fall in flowers

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  • a plant hormones that promotes root development and bud development

auxin meaning in Etymology Dictionary

plant human growth hormone, 1934, from German (1931), from Greek auxein "to improve" (see augment) + chemical suffix -in (2).

auxin - German to English