|pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives|
|any of the electronegative elements, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine, and astatine, that form binary salts by direct union with metals|
|1.||Also called: inhibiter a person or thing that inhibits|
|2.||Compare catalyst Also called: anticatalyst a substance that retards or stops a chemical reaction|
|a. a substance that inhibits the action of an enzyme|
|b. a substance that inhibits a metabolic or physiological process: a plant growth inhibitor|
|4.||any impurity in a solid that prevents luminescence|
|5.||an inert substance added to some rocket fuels to inhibit ignition on certain surfaces|
inhibitor in·hib·i·tor or in·hib·it·er (ĭn-hĭb'ĭ-tər)
A substance that restrains or retards physiological, chemical, or enzymatic action.
A nerve whose stimulation represses activity.