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

  • noun One that represses.
  • noun Genetics A protein that binds to an operator, blocking transcription of an operon and the enzymes for which the operon codes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who represses or restrains.

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

  • noun Anything that represses.
  • noun genetics Any protein that binds to DNA and thus regulates the expression of genes by decreasing the rate of transcription

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

  • noun an agent that represses


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