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ribozyme

ribozyme

noun ri·bo·zyme \ˈrī-bə-ˌzīm\

Definition of RIBOZYME

:  a molecule of RNA that functions as an enzyme (as by catalyzing the cleavage of other RNA molecules)

Origin of RIBOZYME

ribonucleic acid + enzyme
First Known Use: 1982

ribozyme

noun ri·bo·zyme \ˈrī-bə-ˌzīm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RIBOZYME

:  a molecule of RNA that functions as an enzyme (as by catalyzing the cleavage of other RNA molecules)

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