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suppresser

Definitions of suppresser
  1. noun
    someone who suppresses
    synonyms: suppressor
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    type of:
    controller, restrainer
    a person who directs and restrains
  2. noun
    a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
    synonyms: suppresser gene, suppressor, suppressor gene
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    types:
    tumor suppressor gene
    a suppressor gene that blocks unscheduled cell division
    type of:
    cistron, factor, gene
    (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
  3. noun
    an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
    synonyms: suppressor
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    types:
    lightning arrester, spike arrester, spike suppressor, surge protector, surge suppressor
    electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    type of:
    electrical device
    a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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