Origin of express

1275–1325; Middle English expressen < Latin expressus (past participle of exprimere). See ex-1, press1
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British Dictionary definitions for expressed

Derived Formsexpresser, nounexpressible, adjective

Word Origin for express

C14: from Latin expressus, literally: squeezed out, hence, prominent, from exprimere to force out, from ex- 1 + premere to press
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Medicine definitions for expressed

express

[ ĭk-sprĕs ]

v.

To press or squeeze out.
To produce a phenotype. Used of a gene.
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