suppressor

Definitions of suppressor
1

n someone who suppresses

“dictators are suppressors of free speech”
Synonyms:
suppresser
Type of:
controller, restrainer
a person who directs and restrains

n a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)

Synonyms:
suppresser, suppresser gene, suppressor gene
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

n an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents

Synonyms:
suppresser
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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