Medical Dictionary


noun po·ly·mer·ase
\pə-ˈlim-ər-ās; ˈpä-lə-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

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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