inducer

[in-doo-ser, -dyoo-]
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noun

Biochemistry. a substance that has the capability of activating genes within a cell.
Embryology. a part that influences differentiation of another part.

Origin of inducer

1545–55, for an earlier sense; induce + -er1
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Historical Examples of inducer

  • It is not, as many seem to think, a manufacturer or inducer of variations.


inducer in Medicine

inducer

[ĭn-dōōsər]

n.

One that induces, especially a molecule that is usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, combining with an active repressor produced by a regulator gene to deactivate the repressor.
A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.
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