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1. or sup·press·er One that suppresses: a suppressor of free speech.
2. A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene, especially of a mutant gene.
3. A device, such as a resistor or grid, that is used in an electrical or electronic system to reduce unwanted currents.
1. a person or thing that suppresses
2. (Electronics) a device fitted to an electrical appliance to suppress unwanted electrical interference to audiovisual signals
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|Noun||1.||suppressor - someone who suppresses; "dictators are suppressors of free speech"|
|2.||suppressor - a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)|
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
tumor suppressor gene - a suppressor gene that blocks unscheduled cell division
|3.||suppressor - an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents|
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity