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Regulator

Definition
noun, plural: regulators
(general) A substance or process that regulates or controls another, as in a growth regulator that regulates the growth of an organism.
(genetics) A regulatory gene.
Supplement
In genetics, a regulator pertains to a gene that codes for substances capable of repressing expression of another gene.
Also called: regulatory gene or regulator gene.
See also: gene regulation.


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