suppressor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n suppressor an electrical device for suppressing unwanted currents
    • n suppressor a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
    • n suppressor someone who suppresses "dictators are suppressors of free speech"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Suppressor One who suppresses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n suppressor One who suppresses, crushes, or quells; one who represses, checks, or stifles; one who conceals.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., hider

Usage

In literature:

This abominable endeavour to suppressor lessen every thing that is praise-worthy, is as frequent among the men as women.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
But Marshal Crow's reputation as a horse-thief taker and general suppressor of crime constantly upbraided him.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
Instead, he, the suppressor of obscure Irish newspapers, had done more to injure recruiting than any Connemara editor.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 8, 1916" by Various
But it is to the suppressor of this movement, rather than to its leader, that the Roumanians look back as their national hero.
"The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany" by C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice
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In news:

Loss of suppressor T cells in active multiple sclerosis.
Tripp Lite's latest surge suppressor can cut energy waste caused by phantom loads.
Lowell Manufacturing Co 30A Surge Suppressors .
The ACSP30 Series of 30A surge suppressors from Lowell Manufacturing Co.
Dry Chemical Explosion Suppressor .
The PistonFire is a dry chemical explosion suppressor that is designed to meet the stringent requirements of NFPA 69 "Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems".
Tripp Lite's New Surge Suppressor Designed to Save Electricity.
Monster 8-Outlet PowerCenter MDP 800 Surge Suppressor : $29.99.
Lowell Manufacturing Co 30A Surge Suppressor s.
The ACSP30 Series of 30A surge suppressor s from Lowell Manufacturing Co. Is offered in single- and multicircuit assemblies for rack, wall, or loadcenter applications.
Wen-Hwa Lee is recognized for advancing the understanding of human tumor suppressors in the cell cycle, differentiation and genomic stability.
The new studies suggest that ARID1a could be a tumor suppressor gene, like the breast cancer gene BRCA, that when mutated can allow tumors to grow.
It is a surge suppressor too.
Researchers from Cornell University found these perennials to be super weed suppressors.
Ruger's.22/45 and Silencerco's Sparrow suppressor combine to take rimfire pistol shooting to a new level of cool.
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In science:

Some proteins promote the production of other proteins, while other proteins have a suppressor effect.
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
Involvement of suppressors of cytokine signaling in toll -like receptor-mediated block of dendritic cell differentiat ion.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
This consideration makes more explicit the rˆole of of short wavelength fluctuations suppressor taken by the smearing.
Problems in Lattice Gauge Fixing
The p53 tumour suppressor protein is one of the most celebrated proteins because of its status as “guardian of the genome” (Vogelstein et al 2000). It constitutes the central node in a network of molecular interactions regulating the cellular response to stresses like DNA damage and oncogene activation.
The p53-MDM2 network: from oscillations to apoptosis
However the beams of 208Pb81+ ions from BFPP, emerging from each side of each collision point, strike the beam screen inside one of the first superconducting bending magnets at the start of the main arc (the dispersion suppressor section) of the LHC.
The LHC as a Nucleus-Nucleus Collider
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