promoter

[pruh-moh-ter]

noun


Nearby words

  1. promo,
  2. promonarchist,
  3. promonocyte,
  4. promontory,
  5. promote,
  6. promoter of the faith,
  7. promoting agent,
  8. promotion,
  9. promotional,
  10. promotive

Origin of promoter

1400–50; late Middle English; see promote, -er1; replacing earlier promotour < Anglo-French

Related formsself-pro·mot·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for promoter

promoter

noun

a person or thing that promotes
a person who helps to organize, develop, or finance an undertaking
a person who organizes and finances a sporting event, esp a boxing match
chem a substance added in small amounts to a catalyst to increase its activity
genetics a sequence of nucleotides, associated with a structural gene, that must bind with messenger RNA polymerase before transcription can proceed
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Word Origin and History for promoter

promoter

n.

late 14c., "one who promotes" (the interest of someone), "supporter," agent noun from promote, and also from Old French promoteur and directly from Medieval Latin promotor. Specific financial sense of "one who leads in forming a company" is from 1876; sense of "one who organizes sporting or entertainment events" is attested from 1936.

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Medicine definitions for promoter

promoter

[prə-mōtər]

n.

A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst.
A DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds, initiating the transcription of mRNA.
A chemical that may promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity.

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Science definitions for promoter

promoter

[prə-mōtər]

The region of an operon that acts as the initial binding site for RNA polymerase.
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