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enhancer

noun en·hanc·er \in-ˈhan(t)-sər, en-\

Definition of ENHANCER

1
:  one that enhances
2
:  a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by preferentially increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule

First Known Use of ENHANCER

14th century

enhancer

noun en·hanc·er \in-ˈhan(t)-sər, en-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENHANCER

:  a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule

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