|2.||to cause or bring about|
|3.||med to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions|
|4.||obsolete logic to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc) by induction|
|5.||to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction|
|6.||to transmit (magnetism) by induction|
|[C14: from Latin indūcere to lead in, from dūcere to lead]|
inducer in·duc·er (ĭn-dōō'sər, -dyōō'-)
One that induces, especially a molecule that is usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, combining with an active repressor produced by a regulator gene to deactivate the repressor.
A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.