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tr.v. en·hanced, en·hanc·ing, en·hanc·es
To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness: exercises that enhance cardiovascular health; spices that enhance the flavor of a sauce; renovations that enhance the neighborhood.

[Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-Norman enhauncer, variant of Old French enhaucier, from Vulgar Latin *inaltiāre, from Late Latin inaltāre : Latin in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

en·hance′ment n.
en·hanc′er n.
en·hanc′ive adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enhancer - anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"
attention - a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"


[ɪnˈhɑːnsəʳ] N (also flavour enhancer) → potenciador m


[ɪnˈhɑːnsər] nexhausteur m flavour enhancer, mood enhancer
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At the appointed time was born, not that third in their party to whom Sophie meant to be so kind, but a godling; in beauty, it was manifest, excelling Eros, as in wisdom Confucius; an enhancer of delights, a renewer of companionships and an interpreter of Destiny.
my recent work suggests that (i) developmental genes are often regulated by multiple enhancers, Sometimes located at great linear distances, (ii) the spatio-temporal activity of a large fraction of those enhancers remains unknown, (iii) enhancer-promoter interactions are usually established before the target gene is expressed and are largely stable during embryogenesis, And (iv) stable interactions seem to be associated with the presence of paused rna polymerase ii at the promoter before gene activation.
In the new study, Kingsley's group investigated the chimpanzee version of one of these enhancers in mice genetically engineered to carry it.
Using an epigenetic mark associated specifically with the histones of enhancers, first author Rene Adam and colleagues identified 377 of these high-powered gene-amplifying regions in hair follicle stem cells.
Its new kids water enhancers make water flavorful and fun while providing essential vitamins without the calories.
While ChIP-seq is very powerful--can query an entire genome for characteristics associated with enhancer activity in a single experiment--it can fail to identify some enhancers and identify some sites as being enhancers when they really aren't.
Enhancers can be identified through chroma-tin-based assaid, such as ChIP-seq, which predict enhancer elements indirectly based on the enhancer's association with specific epigenomic marks, such as transcription factors or molecular tags on DNA-associated histone proteins.
When it comes to the drink mix category, it is undeniable that liquid water enhancers are currently "the cool kid in town.
Royal Crown Cola International (RCCI) brought flavour, innovation and convenience to the European beverage industry with its portfolio of liquid water enhancers at Anuga 2013 in October.
Washington, Oct 25 ( ANI ): While it is well known that human face is as unique as a fingerprint and no one else looks exactly like you, researchers, who tried to find out what makes facial morphology so distinct, revealed that gene enhancers - regulatory sequences of DNA that act to turn-on or amplify the expression of a specific gene - are major players in craniofacial development.
Vitamin Squeeze, Phoenix, AZ, has introduced all-natural Powder Water Enhancers in a squeezable bottle that provides vitamins and customizable flavors.
When enhancers were first discovered, scientists believed that they always were located in close proximity to the target genes that they regulate.

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