inducer

noun
in·​duc·​er | \ in-ˈdü-sər How to pronounce inducer (audio) , -ˈdyü- \

Definition of inducer

: one that induces especially : a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor

Examples of inducer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this seven-episode saga is more than just a gasp-inducer. Jen Chaney, Vulture, "Mare of Easttown Is More Than It Appears to Be," 8 Apr. 2021 Taijuan Walker, another ground-ball inducer who had a 2.70 ERA this season, could be a slightly cheaper option. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Will A.J. Puk finally join A’s rotation in 2021? The group has big potential," 24 Oct. 2020 Miller’s own smile inducer was grown adjacent to his 3-acre vineyard of Cabernet grapes. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "Oh, good gourd: Famous Half Moon Bay pumpkin contest goes on in pandemic," 11 Oct. 2020 Removing the inducer frees the DNA to move away again. Quanta Magazine, "In the Nucleus, Genes’ Activity Might Depend on Their Location," 6 Nov. 2018 For most fathers, the highest stress-inducers were changes to their role as parents and balancing employment responsibilities with family responsibilities. Erica Sood, Phd, Philly.com, "Fathers of seriously ill children experience stress differently than mothers," 27 June 2018 The diabolical table, purchased before our child was born, had been a sleek, hulking anxiety inducer for my wife and me ever since the kid had learned how to walk. Dan Harris, New York Times, "Dan Harris: The First Time I Rushed My Son to the E.R.," 19 Dec. 2017 That natural, delicious inducer is the Eggplant Parmigiana, priced at $13.50. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, "This Georgia Restaurant Is Famous for Inducing Women’s Labor," 11 Aug. 2017 That natural, delicious inducer is the Eggplant Parmigiana, priced at $13.50. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, "This Georgia Restaurant Is Famous for Inducing Women’s Labor," 11 Aug. 2017

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circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

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“Inducer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inducer. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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inducer

noun
in·​duc·​er | \ -ˈd(y)ü-sər How to pronounce inducer (audio) \

Medical Definition of inducer

: one that induces specifically : a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor

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