Definition of repress in English:

repress

Line breaks: re|press
Pronunciation: /rɪˈprɛs
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

represser

noun
More example sentences
  • Their experiments show that the Gal and Lac repressers form antiparallel loops on longer DNA molecules.
  • Chromosome tags consist of tandem copies of an operator site bound to fluorescent represser (TetR-GFP) and give rise to diffraction-limited spots in fluorescence images.
  • The resulting hyperstable Lacl-DNA loops exist as both a compact ‘closed’ form with a V-shaped represser and also a more ‘open’ form with an extended hinge.

repressible

adjective
More example sentences
  • The resulting strain, SBY599, was sporulated to generate a haploid cse4 strain covered by the repressible CSE4, which was then crossed to SBY468.
  • The predicted phosphatases are A, repressible alkaline phosphatase; B, nonrepressible acid phosphatase; C, nonrepressible alkaline phosphatase; and D, repressible acid phosphatase.
  • However, a putative glucose repressible element and TCACGC sequences were not detected in the upstream region sequenced.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'keep back something objectionable'): from Latin repress- 'pressed back, checked', from the verb reprimere, from re- 'back' + premere 'to press'.

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