telomerase


tel·o·me·rase

noun \te-ˈlō-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of TELOMERASE

:  a DNA polymerase that is a ribonucleoprotein catalyzing the elongation of chromosomal telomeres in eukaryotic cell division and is particularly active in cancer cells

First Known Use of TELOMERASE

1988

tel·o·me·rase

noun \te-ˈlō-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TELOMERASE

: a DNA polymerase that is a ribonucleoprotein catalyzing the elongation of chromosomal telomeres in eukaryotic cell division and is particularly active in cancer cells

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