derepress

verb

de·​re·​press ˌdē-ri-ˈpres How to pronounce derepress (audio)
derepressed; derepressing; derepresses

transitive verb

: to activate (a gene or enzyme) by releasing from a blocked state
derepression noun

Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of derepress was in 1960

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“Derepress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derepress. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

derepress

transitive verb
de·​re·​press ˌdē-ri-ˈpres How to pronounce derepress (audio)
: to activate (a gene or enzyme) by releasing from a blocked state
derepression noun
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