ligase

noun
li·​gase | \ ˈlī-ˌgās How to pronounce ligase (audio) , -ˌgāz \

Definition of ligase

Examples of ligase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gottesman worked with Martin Gellert, who had at that point just discovered the enzyme DNA ligase, the central enzyme for DNA replication and repair. Viviane Callier, Wired, 6 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of ligase

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ligase

International Scientific Vocabulary lig- (from Latin ligare) + -ase

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19 Sep 2021

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“Ligase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligase. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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ligase

noun
li·​gase | \ ˈlī-ˌgās, -ˌgāz How to pronounce ligase (audio) \

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