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enhancers

Pronunciation: en-hans'erz

Definition: Genetic elements important in the function of a specific promoter.

[M.E. enhauncen, raise, increase, fr. O. Fr. enhaucier, fr. L.L. inalto, fr. altus, high, + -er, agent suffix]

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