polymerase

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po·ly·mer·ase

noun \pə-ˈlim-ə-rās; ˈpä-lə-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of POLYMERASE

:  any of several enzymes that catalyze the formation of DNA or RNA from precursor substances in the presence of preexisting DNA or RNA acting as a template — compare DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase

First Known Use of POLYMERASE

1958

po·ly·mer·ase

noun \pə-ˈlim-ər-ās; ˈpä-lə-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLYMERASE

: any of several enzymes that catalyze the formation of DNA or RNA from precursor substances in the presence of preexisting DNA or RNA acting as a template

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