replicase

noun
rep·​li·​case | \ ˈre-pli-ˌkās How to pronounce replicase (audio) , -ˌkāz \

Definition of replicase

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

First Known Use of replicase

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for replicase

replication + -ase

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“Replicase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/replicase. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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replicase

noun
rep·​li·​case | \ ˈrep-li-ˌkās, -ˌkāz How to pronounce replicase (audio) \

Medical Definition of replicase

: 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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