Definition of Effector

1. Noun. One who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose.

Exact synonyms: Effecter
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Effect, Effect, Effect



2. Noun. A nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion.
Generic synonyms: Nerve Fiber, Nerve Fibre
Terms within: End-plate, Endplate, Motor End Plate

3. Noun. An organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses.
Generic synonyms: Organ
Antonyms: Receptor

Definition of Effector

1. n. An effecter.

Definition of Effector

1. Noun. (biology) Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Effector

1. a bodily organ that responds to a nerve impulse [n -S]

Medical Definition of Effector

1. A molecule, chemical, or structure that regulates a pathway by increasing or decreasing the pathway's reaction rate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Effector

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"This study evaluates local pulmonary immune effector cell lytic activity. ... The functional status of pulmonary immune effector cells, as well as the type ..."

2. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"Receptor, adjustor, and effector organs, 143. — The simple reflex action, 144. —The conductibility of nervous matter, 145. — The adaptive character of ..."

3. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"... and effector organs, 143. — The simple reflex action, 144. —The conductibility of nervous matter, 145. — The adaptive character of reflex actions, 146. ..."

4. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"The bacterium delivers as many as 40 different effector proteins through the plant cell wall in order to suppress or modify the host plant's immune response ..."

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