Etymology
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inhibitor (n.)

1868 as a Scottish legal term; 1914 in biochemistry; agent noun in Latin form from inhibit. Form inhibiter is attested from 1610s.

updated on November 28, 2015

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Definitions of inhibitor from WordNet

inhibitor (n.)
a substance that retards or stops an activity;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.