a person or thing that inhibits.
Chemistry. a substance that decreases the rate of or stops completely a chemical reaction.
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How to use inhibitor in a sentence
When inserted into introns, for instance, they can enhance a gene’s expression, or they can guide inhibitors to shut the gene down.DNA of Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Parasite Surprises Biologists | Christie Wilcox | April 21, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Before they reach this phase, a growth inhibitor called phytic acid keeps vitamins, fiber, and other crucial nutrients locked within their shells, preventing us from absorbing them.Grow fresh, nutrient-rich sprouts at home—no garden required | By Farideh Sadeghin/Saveur | March 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Antidepressants, such as serotonin uptake inhibitors, address this problem by cutting off water flow.Why Making Our Brains Noisier Feels Good - Issue 96: Rewired | Thomas Nail | February 17, 2021 | Nautilus
In 2018, the company added corrosion inhibitors, making the primer-plus-paint also suitable for use on metals.
Endeavor’s new treatment candidate, called “taladegib,” is an inhibitor that addresses what’s known as the “hedgehog” pathway for IPF.Endeavor BioMedicines raises $62 million to combat pulmonary disease | Darrell Etherington | January 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
The character in this case is an inhibitor of tail development.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl | Charles Benedict Davenport
Such birds being heterozygous for the inhibitor factor, should be whites showing some coloured "ticks."
Probably we ought to regard the beardless as a bearded wheat in which there is an inhibitor that stops the beard from growing.
The Silky is pure for the pigmentation factor, but does not contain the inhibitor factor.
On account of this weakness of the inhibitor in the germ-plasm of No. 117 that inhibitor is rarely fully activated.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl | Charles Benedict Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for inhibitor
Also called: inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits
Also called: anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction: Compare catalyst
a substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme
a substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process: a plant growth inhibitor
any impurity in a solid that prevents luminescence
an inert substance added to some rocket fuels to inhibit ignition on certain surfaces
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