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Found Abscisic acid 2 times.

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1. Abscisic acid (ABA, abscisin)
A lipid hormone that inhibits cell growth in plants; it is associated with fruit drop, leaf death and seed dormancy. It is synthesized in the plastid s from carotenoid s. This hormone helps plants deal with water loss, and its effects can be reversed with gibberellin s.

2. Abscisic acid
A plant hormone that promotes dormancy in perennial plants and causes rapid closure of leaf stomata when a leaf begins to wilt.