Definition of enhancer
1 : one that enhances
2 : a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by preferentially increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule
Recent Examples of enhancer from the Web
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Tests that were supposed to remain private but later implicated Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Ortiz, who denied knowingly using performance enhancers.
Arora believes the dumplings are dangerous because of the use of ajinomoto, which contains monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer used in many street foods.
Kraft, which sells the MiO water enhancer, filed the suit in Delaware, where Kraft Foods Group is incorporated.
Blonde color enhancer plays a key role in maintaining the mother-of-pearl effect.)
Mushrooms are embraced as a natural flavor enhancer because of their high concentration of glutamic acid, which is the natural amino acid form of monosodium glutamate (MSG), often used for flavoring Asian recipes.
There’s also a danger that athletes could illicitly use the drug as a performance-enhancer, but that’s already being done with a crude and less safe early version of the fat-burning technology, Evans said.
Another potential entertainment-enhancer is the USAC Silver Crown race.
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Medical Definition of enhancer
: a nucleotide sequence that increases the rate of genetic transcription by increasing the activity of the nearest promoter on the same DNA molecule
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