ligase

noun

li·​gase ˈlī-ˌgās How to pronounce ligase (audio)
-ˌgāz

Example Sentences

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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ligase was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Ligase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligase. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

ligase

noun

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