Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that induces, especially a substance that is capable of activating transcription from specific genes within a cell.
  • n. A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who induces
  • n. a molecule that starts gene expression

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, induces or incites.
  • n. A substance which, when it contacts a living cell, causes the activation of a gene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which induces, persuades, or influences.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
  • n. an agent capable of activating specific genes

Etymologies

to induce + -er (Wiktionary)

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