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Meaning of REPRESSOR

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an agent that represses
 

REPRESSOR is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: represser
 
 See Also: agent

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of protein molecule that binds to DNA that shuts up transcription of a gene. See: operon or operator.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A DNA-binding protein in prokaryotes that blocks gene transcription by binding to the operator.
 

 

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