[ev-uh-key-ter, ee-voh-] /ˈɛv əˌkeɪ tər, ˈi voʊ-/

a person who evokes, especially one who calls up spirits.
a person or thing that evokes
(embryol) a substance or tissue that induces morphogenesis

evocator ev·o·ca·tor (ěv’ə-kā’tər, ē’və-)
A factor in the control of morphogenesis in the early embryo. Also called inductor.


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