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topoisomerase

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noun topo·isom·er·ase \ˌtō-pō-ī-ˈsä-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of topoisomerase

  1. :  any of a class of enzymes that reduce supercoiling in DNA by breaking and rejoining one or both strands of the DNA molecule



Origin and Etymology of topoisomerase

top- + isomerase


First Known Use: 1980


Medical Dictionary

topoisomerase

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noun topo·isom·er·ase \ˌtō-pō-ī-ˈsäm-ə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Medical Definition of topoisomerase

  1. :  any of a class of enzymes that reduce supercoiling in DNA by breaking and rejoining one or both strands of the DNA molecule




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