inducer

noun
in·duc·er | \in-ˈdü-sər, -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

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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 The body starts producing melatonin, a natural sleep-inducer, about two hours before bedtime. Andrea Bartz, GQ, "How to Beat Jet Lag, Once and for All," 26 July 2017 Rather than over paying for a front-of-the-rotation starter, Luhnow signed groundball inducer Charlie Morton to a two-year, $14 million deal. Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post, "Indians, Red Sox and closers emerge as biggest hot stove winners," 3 Feb. 2017 In Polynesian-worthy shades of sea green, celedon and cantaloupe — as well as more a classic black option — the Tiki clutch is a conversation starter, an outfit maker and a vacation inducer all in one. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "We're Obsessed: Tiki Time with Proenza Schouler," 10 Apr. 2012 Gone are the days of dismissing meat as a heart attack inducer or the unsophisticated grub of Middle America. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Beef is back on the grill and its sales are heating up, too," 3 July 2017

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inducer

noun
in·duc·er | \-ˈd(y)ü-sər \

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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