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inducer

[ in-doo-ser, -dyoo- ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of inducer1

First recorded in 1545–55, for an earlier sense; induce + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Cooke hears the times, just as Dylan heard them, and both men knew that they were changing or could be—the artist had a role to play as inducer.

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

It took my most delicate judgment to avoid fatal injury but I managed to document the world's first known accident prone inducer.

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