morphactin
noun Etymology: probably from morph- + active + 1-in Date: 1966 any of several synthetic fluorine-containing compounds that tend to produce morphological changes and suppress growth in plants

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  • morphactin — /mawr fak tin/, n. Biochem. any of various synthetic compounds, derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid, that regulate the growth and development of plants. [1965 70; prob. MORPH + ACT(IVE) or ACT(IVATE) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • morphactin — mor·phac·tin …   English syllables

  • morphactin — mor•phac•tin [[t]mɔrˈfæk tɪn[/t]] n. biochem. any of various compounds derived from fluorine and carboxylic acid that regulate the growth and development of plants • Etymology: 1965–70; morph +act ( ive) or act (ivate) + in I …   From formal English to slang

  • morphactin — mȯrˈfaktə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: probably from International Scientific Vocabulary morph + act (from Latin actus motion) + in more at act : any of several synthetic fluorine containing compounds that tend to produce morphological changes and… …   Useful english dictionary

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