ethephon

ethephon
/eth"euh fon'/, n. Chem.
a solid compound, C2H6ClO3P, used as a growth regulator to accelerate the ripening of tomatoes, citrus fruit, apples, and other crops.
[1970-75; as shortening of the chemical name 2-chloroethanephosphonic acid; see CHLORO-, ETHANE, PHOSPHO-, -ONIC]

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