inhibitor

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·hib·i·tor

noun \in-ˈhi-bə-tər\

Definition of INHIBITOR

:  one that inhibits: as
a :  an agent that slows or interferes with a chemical action
b :  a substance that reduces or suppresses the activity of another substance (as an enzyme)

First Known Use of INHIBITOR

circa 1611

in·hib·i·tor

noun \in-ˈhib-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INHIBITOR

: one that inhibits: as a : an agent that slows or interferes with a chemical reaction b : a substance that reduces the activity of another substance (as an enzyme) c : a gene that checks the normal effect of another nonallelic gene when both are present

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