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inducer

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noun in·duc·er \-ˈdü-sər, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of inducer

  1. :  one that induces; especially :  a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor



Circa 1538

First Known Use of inducer

circa 1538


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inducer

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noun in·duc·er \-ˈd(y)ü-sər\

Medical Definition of inducer

  1. :  one that induces; specifically :  a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor




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