effector


ef·fec·tor

noun \i-ˈfek-tər, -ˌtr\

Definition of EFFECTOR

1
:  a bodily organ (as a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to stimulation
2
:  a molecule (as an inducer or a corepressor) that activates, controls, or inactivates a process or action (as protein synthesis)

First Known Use of EFFECTOR

1906

ef·fec·tor

noun \i-ˈfek-tər, -ˌt(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EFFECTOR

1
: a bodily organ (as a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to stimulation
2
: a molecule (as an inducer, a corepressor, or an enzyme) that activates, controls, or inactivates a process or action (as protein synthesis or the release of a second messenger)

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