inhibitor

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noun in·hib·i·tor \in-ˈhi-bə-tər\

Definition of inhibitor

  1. :  one that inhibits: such asa :  an agent that slows or interferes with a chemical actionb :  a substance that reduces or suppresses the activity of another substance (such as an enzyme)

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First Known Use of inhibitor

circa 1611


Medical Dictionary

inhibitor

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noun in·hib·i·tor \in-ˈhib-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of inhibitor

  1. :  one that inhibits: asa:  an agent that slows or interferes with a chemical reactionb:  a substance that reduces the activity of another substance (as an enzyme)c:  a gene that checks the normal effect of another nonallelic gene when both are present



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