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

Origin and Etymology of replicase

replication + -ase


Medical Dictionary

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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