inducible

adjective in·duc·ible \ in-ˈdü-sə-bəl , -ˈdyü- \

Definition of inducible

: 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

play \in-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun

First Known Use of inducible

circa 1677

in the meaning defined above

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inducible

adjective in·duc·ible \ in-ˈd(y)ü-sə-bəl \

medical Definition of inducible

: 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 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. KeaslingScience3 Dec. 2010

inducibility

play \in-ˌd(y)ü-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

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