replicase


rep·li·case

noun \ˈre-pli-ˌkās, -ˌkāz\

Definition of REPLICASE

:  a polymerase of viruses that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA

Origin of REPLICASE

replication + -ase
First Known Use: 1963

rep·li·case

noun \ˈrep-li-ˌkās, -ˌkāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REPLICASE

: a polymerase that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA—called also RNA replicase, RNA synthetase

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