inducer inducer

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an agent capable of activating specific genes
  2. (n) someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on

Usage(s):

  1. Its plot, after all, places military intelligence, the archetype of self-contradictions, in opposition to another giggle inducer, journalistic ethics.
  2. But inducers were virtually abandoned when they proved largely ineffective and, on occasion, highly toxic.
  3. Only a foolhardy or a thoroughly self-confident novelist would risk such a potential yawn inducer, and Peter Ackroyd decidedly belongs in the second category.

News

  • Mroziak: The thrill and torture of overtime hockey

    Niagara Gazette — To the hockey fan inside me, it's one of the coolest things about the "coolest game on Earth." To the sports editor in me, it's an unwanted stress inducer.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Niagara Gazette

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