suppressor
noun Date: 1560 one that suppresses; especially a mutant gene that suppresses the expression of another nonallelic mutant gene when both are present

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  • Suppressor — Sup*press or, n. [L., hider.] One who suppresses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suppressor — a device for suppressing electrical interference, is spelt or, not er …   Modern English usage

  • Suppressor — Several firearms with detachable suppressors, from top to bottom: An Uzi, An AR 15 variant, A Heckler Koch USP Tactical, A Beretta 92FS, and a SIG Mosquito …   Wikipedia

  • suppressor — noun 1. someone who suppresses dictators are suppressors of free speech • Syn: ↑suppresser • Derivationally related forms: ↑suppress (for: ↑suppresser), ↑suppress …   Useful english dictionary

  • suppressor — UK [səˈpresə(r)] / US [səˈpresər] noun [countable] Word forms suppressor : singular suppressor plural suppressors medical a cell or gene that stops a process in your body from happening. Suppressors can stop cancer from developing or spreading,… …   English dictionary

  • suppressor — sup·pres·sor (sə prĕsʹər) n. 1. or sup·press·er One that suppresses: a suppressor of free speech. 2. A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene, especially of a mutant gene. 3. A device, such as a resistor or grid, that is… …   Universalium

  • Suppressor — Sup|pres|sor der; s, ...oren <aus lat. suppressor »Zurückdränger, halter«> Gen, das die Mutationswirkung eines anderen, nicht ↑allelen Gens kompensiert od. unterdrückt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • suppressor — [[t]səpre̱sə(r)[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Suppressor cells or genes are ones that prevent a cancer from developing or spreading. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

  • suppressor — malšintuvas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas ar įrenginys nepageidaujamiems arba žalingiems signalams, virpesiams, elektromagnetinėms bangoms malšinti arba susilpninti. atitikmenys: angl. suppressor vok.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • suppressor — malšintuvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. suppressor vok. Unterdrücker, m; Unterdrückungseinrichtung, f rus. подавитель, m; устройство подавления, n pranc. antiparasite, m; suppresseur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • suppressor — suppress ► VERB 1) forcibly put an end to. 2) prevent from being expressed or published. 3) Psychoanalysis consciously avoid thinking of (an unpleasant idea or memory). DERIVATIVES suppression noun suppressive adjective suppressor noun …   English terms dictionary

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