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Definition of "inducer" [in•du•cer]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inducer" in a sentence
  • "With a Spark text component you have to run your HTML text through a multi-dimensional phase-inducer which is handily provided through spark. utils."
  • "Why the FDA keeps that dangerous substance on the market, yet the Quaalude, the delicious euphoria inducer, that innocently made you have sex with the first person who entered the room, or a tree, was banned for good."
  • "Paul, joblessness isn't the stress-inducer it is elsewhere: At 7%, the unemployment rate is well below the 9.6% national average."