Initiation factor



initiation factor n.
Abbr. IF
Any of several soluble proteins involved in the initiation of protein synthesis and released from the ribosome as it progresses into chain elongation.

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    [ih-nish-ee-uh-tiv, ih-nish-uh-] /ɪˈnɪʃ i ə tɪv, ɪˈnɪʃ ə-/ noun 1. an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends. 2. readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative. 3. one’s personal, responsible decision: to act on one’s own initiative. 4. Government. adjective 5. of or relating to formal […]

  • Initiatively

    [ih-nish-ee-uh-tiv, ih-nish-uh-] /ɪˈnɪʃ i ə tɪv, ɪˈnɪʃ ə-/ noun 1. an introductory act or step; leading action: to take the initiative in making friends. 2. readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise: to lack initiative. 3. one’s personal, responsible decision: to act on one’s own initiative. 4. Government. adjective 5. of or relating to formal […]



  • Initiator

    [verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt] /verb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈnɪʃ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), initiated, initiating. 1. to begin, set going, or originate: to initiate major social reforms. 2. to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject. 3. to admit or accept with formal rites into an organization […]

  • Initiatory

    [ih-nish-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪˈnɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. introductory; initial: an initiatory step toward a treaty. 2. serving to or admit into a society, club, etc. /ɪˈnɪʃɪˌətərɪ/ adjective 1. of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiative adj. 1610s, from Latin initiat-, stem of initiare (see initiate (v.)) + -ory.



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