derepress

verb de·re·press \ ˌdē-ri-ˈpres \

Definition of derepress

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

derepression

play \-ˈpre-shən\ noun

First Known Use of derepress

1960


Medical Dictionary

derepress

transitive verb de·re·press \ ˌdē-ri-ˈpres \

medical Definition of derepress

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

derepression

play \-ˈpresh-ən\ noun

Learn More about derepress


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up derepress? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!