Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any agency bringing about activation; (Biol.) a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription.

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  • noun biology Any chemical or agent which regulates one or more genes by increasing the rate of transcription.
  • noun One who, or that which, activates.
  • noun mining An agent that enables the flotation of a mineral or minerals.

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  • noun (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription

Etymologies

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activate +‎ -or

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