Medical Dictionary


noun tel·o·me·rase \te-ˈlō-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

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
April 27, 2015
savvy Hear it
to understand
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears