DNA polymerase

noun

Definition of DNA polymerase

: any of several polymerases that promote replication or repair of DNA usually using single-stranded DNA as a template

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circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

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DNA polymerase

noun

Medical Definition of DNA polymerase

: any of several polymerases that promote replication or repair of DNA usually using single-stranded DNA as a template

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