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Definition of "inactivation" [inactivation]

  • The process of rendering something inactive (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "inactivation" in a sentence
  • "Because transpositions result in inactivation of neighbouring genes, McClintock used the term "controlling elements" to describe the mobile chromosome structures."
  • "Seeing that it’s involved in inactivation/metabolism of norepinephrine and dopamine (neurotransmitters), this may be similar in effect to reuptake inhibitors or catecholamine agonists ... you know, like amphetamines ...."
  • "However, even at the first five passages, the resulting cells showed variations in X chromosome inactivation, meaning some cells had inactivated one X chromosome and some had not."