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Definition of "inhibitor" []

  • One that inhibits, as a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction. (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 "inhibitor" in a sentence
  • "Yes, indeed, guns are fired before leaving the factory and a rust inhibitor is often applied to the exterior and the bore after testfire."
  • "At a given signal, the APC labels an inhibitor of a certain protein-degrading enzyme, whereupon the inhibitor is carried to the proteasome and destroyed."
  • "In 1970, I had begun work on the basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor which has later become the model compound for the development of protein NMR, molecular dynamics, and experimental folding studies in other laboratories."