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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