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corepressor

[koh-ri-pres-er] /ˌkoʊ rɪˈprɛs ər/
noun, Genetics.
1.
a molecule that is capable of combining with a specific repressor molecule and activating it, thereby blocking gene transcription.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; co- + repressor
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corepressor in Medicine

corepressor co·re·pres·sor (kō'rĭ-prěs'ər)
n.
A substance that combines with and activates a genetic repressor, thus preventing gene transcription and inhibiting protein synthesis.

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