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A substance causing autoinduction; especially an extracellular molecule produced by a population of microorganisms which induces a particular process in the population as a whole once a sufficient concentration is reached.
1960s. From auto- + inducer, after autoinduction.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.