replicase

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noun rep·li·case \ˈre-pli-ˌkās, -ˌkāz\

Definition of replicase

  1. :  a polymerase of viruses that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA

Origin and Etymology of replicase

replication + -ase


Medical Dictionary

replicase

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noun rep·li·case \ˈrep-li-ˌkās, -ˌkāz\

Medical Definition of replicase

  1. :  a polymerase that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA—called also RNA replicase, RNA synthetase


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