Definitions for effectorɪˈfɛk tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ef•fec•torɪˈfɛk tər(n.)

  1. Ref: Also, effecter.

  2. an organ, cell, etc., that reacts to a nerve impulse, as a muscle by contracting or a gland by secreting. the part of a nerve that conveys such an impulse.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of effector:

1595–1605; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. effecter, effector(noun)

    one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose

  2. effector(noun)

    a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

  3. effector(noun)

    an organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses


  1. effector(Noun)

    Any muscle, organ etc. that can respond to a stimulus from a nerve.

  2. effector(Noun)

    The part of a nerve that carries a stimulus to a muscle etc.

  3. effector(Noun)

    Any small molecule that effects the function of an enzyme by binding to an allosteric site.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Effector(noun)

    an effecter


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