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 Means is an extreme strikethrower and an extreme pop up inducer. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 Can this rah-rah rhetoric backfire and become a gag-inducer? George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 But this seven-episode saga is more than just a gasp-inducer. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 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,, 24 Oct. 2020 Miller’s own smile inducer was grown adjacent to his 3-acre vineyard of Cabernet grapes. Sam Whiting,, 11 Oct. 2020 Removing the inducer frees the DNA to move away again. Quanta Magazine, 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,, 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, 19 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of inducer

circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

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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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