derepress

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

Definition of derepress

transitive verb

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

Other Words from derepress

derepression \ ˌdē-​ri-​ˈpre-​shən How to pronounce derepression (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of derepress

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Derepress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derepress. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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derepress

transitive verb
de·​re·​press | \ ˌdē-ri-ˈpres How to pronounce derepress (audio) \

Medical Definition of derepress

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

Other Words from derepress

derepression \ -​ˈpresh-​ən How to pronounce derepression (audio) \ noun

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