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[mass noun] A compound which is an acetic acid derivative of indole, especially one found as a natural growth hormone (auxin) in plants.
- ‘In addition, various combinations of the following hormones were also added: naphthylacetic acid, 3 - indoleacetic acid, with 6-benzylaminopurine or kinetin.’
- ‘Here we show that the plant hormone indoleacetic acid (IAA) induces adhesion and filamentation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.’
- ‘The plant hormone auxin (indoleacetic acid) plays a role in specifying the pattern of root cells, and mutations affecting its localization lead to root defects.’
- ‘A bacterial substance known as indoleacetic acid may play a part in sprout inhibition.’
- ‘One was identified as indoleacetamide and the second, indoleacetic acid.’
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