A cytokinin originally isolated from young corn kernels and found later in various other plants.
Origin of zeatinNew Latin Z&emacron;a, genus name of corn; see zein + –in.
(countable and uncountable, plural zeatins)
- A plant hormone derived from adenine, having the chemical formula C10H13N5O.
Derived from the genus of plants Zea, where it was first discovered.