replicase

noun
rep·li·case | \ˈre-pli-ˌkās, -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

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

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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