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suppressor

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noun sup·pres·sor \-ˈpre-sər\

Definition of suppressor

  1. :  one that suppresses; especially :  a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present



1560

First Known Use of suppressor

1560


Medical Dictionary

suppressor

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noun sup·pres·sor \-ˈpres-ər\

Medical Definition of suppressor

  1. :  one that suppresses; especially :  a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present




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