Definition of suppressor
: one that suppresses; especially : a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present
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The rifle was modified specifically to comply with New York’s laws — changes such as the elimination of a pistol grip and a flash suppressor, which critics say are more cosmetic than functional.
Allison Long, John Sleezer and Robert A. Cronkleton The Kansas City Star Gun silencers Silencers, also known as suppressors, could be easier to buy under legislation in the U.S. House pushed by the National Rifle Association.
One of the suppressors of discussion is fear that telling a son or daughter how much money is in the bank account will kill their motivation.
Whether achieved through legislation or executive branch action, the idea is to remove Depression-era curbs on the sale of silencers, also known as suppressors.
The parts included bolt carrier groups, flash suppressors, lower parts kits, a butt stock, and a hand guard, according to the affidavit.
Gun lobbyists and opponents are in a constant struggle over gun regulations, such as pending proposals to allow greater access to silencers, or suppressors, as advocates call them.
Tumor suppressor genes, as their name implies, prevent tumors.
More surprisingly, this particular kind of of the deadly brain cancer arises from the deletion of a second tumor suppressor gene, called PTEN.
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