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derepress

[dee-ri-pres] /ˌdi rɪˈprɛs/
verb (used with object), Genetics.
1.
induce (def 5).
Origin of derepress
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; de- + repress
Related forms
derepression
[dee-ri-presh-uh n] /ˌdi rɪˈprɛʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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derepression in Medicine

derepression de·re·pres·sion (dē'rĭ-prěsh'ən)
n.
The activation of an operator gene by the deactivation of a repressor gene.


de're·press' (-prěs') v.
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