from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who induces
  • noun a molecule that starts gene expression

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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