in|hib|i|tor

in|hib|i|tor
in|hib|i|tor «ihn HIHB uh tuhr», noun.
1. a person or thing that inhibits: »

Many seeds have water-soluble germination inhibitors in their covering (Scientific American).

2. Physical Chemistry. a) any substance which slows down or hinders a chemical reaction. b) a negative catalyst.
3. Biochemistry. a substance which inhibits the activity of an enzyme.

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