from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A muscle, gland, or organ capable of responding to a stimulus, especially a nerve impulse.
- n. A nerve ending that carries impulses to a muscle, gland, or organ and activates muscle contraction or glandular secretion.
- n. Biochemistry A small molecule that when bound to an allosteric site of an enzyme causes either a decrease or an increase in the activity of the enzyme.
- n. Computer Science A device used to produce a desired change in an object in response to input.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve.
- n. The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc.
- n. Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An effecter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See effecter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
- n. a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion
- n. an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
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