[ dee-ri-pres ]
/ ˌdi rɪˈprɛs /

verb (used with object) Genetics.

Origin of derepress

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + repress

Related forms

de·re·pres·sion [dee-ri-presh-uh n] /ˌdi rɪˈprɛʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for derepression


[ dē′rĭ-prĕshən ]


The activation of an operator gene by the deactivation of a repressor gene.

Related forms

de′re•press (-prĕs) v.
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