Definition of inducer in US English:

inducer

noun

  • See induce

    • ‘We have found that certain alleles do show interactions with only one of these inducers of apoptosis.’
    • ‘All of the rifamycins are inducers of a variety of metabolic pathways, particularly those involving the various isozymes of the cytochrome P450 system.’
    • ‘Some drinks such as beer, fruit wine and rice wine contain an additional headache inducer, tyramine.’
    • ‘TNF and nitric oxide are known death liver damage inducers, producing esteatosis between parenquimal cells which can result in death cell.’
    • ‘In a series of studies, they have shown that photosensitizers that localize in mitochondria are very efficient inducers of apoptosis.’

Pronunciation

inducer

/ɪnˈd(j)usər//inˈd(y)o͞osər/