inducible

adjective

in·​duc·​ible in-ˈdü-sə-bəl How to pronounce inducible (audio)
-ˈdyü-
: capable of being induced: such as
a
: formed by a cell in response to the presence of its substrate
inducible enzymes
b
: activated or undergoing expression only in the presence of a particular molecule
an inducible promoter
inducibility noun

Examples of inducible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To do this, Sinclair’s team developed ICE, short for inducible changes to the epigenome. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 12 Jan. 2023 From the text: EPAS1 is also known as hypoxia-inducible factor 2{alpha} (HIF-2{alpha}). Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 3 July 2010 Exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy revealed normal regional wall motion without inducible ischemia. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2013 The second therapy candidate targets chronic spontaneous urticaria, chronic inducible urticaria and atopic dermatitis — which involve hives, welts, swelling, pain and itching that are linked to various conditions. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Dec. 2022 McDermott says another promising advancement involves a class of drug known as hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-2α inhibitors. Markham Heid, Time, 1 Nov. 2022 For example, inducible laryngeal obstruction is a reversible and temporary narrowing of the larynx that can mimic the symptoms of asthma. Markham Heid, Time, 21 Oct. 2022 The crucial molecule in the system that matches cell physiology to oxygen availability is a protein complex called hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). The Economist, 12 Oct. 2019 Semenza is credited with identifying a set of DNA-binding proteins called hypoxia-inducible factor, or HIF, which spur the hypoxia response and activates the genes that make erythropoietin. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 8 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inducible was circa 1677

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“Inducible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inducible. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

inducible

adjective
in·​duc·​ible in-ˈd(y)ü-sə-bəl How to pronounce inducible (audio)
: capable of being formed, activated, or expressed in response to a stimulus especially of a molecular kind: as
a
: formed by a cell in response to the presence of its substrate
inducible enzymes
compare constitutive sense 1a
b
: activated or undergoing expression only in the presence of a particular molecule
an inducible promoter that turns on its genes only in the presence of lactose
Inducible promoters are one of the easiest and most effective ways to regulate gene expression …Jay D. Keasling, Science
inducibility noun
plural inducibilities

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