reverse transcriptase

noun reverse tran·scrip·tase \ -ˌtran-ˈskrip-(ˌ)tās , -(ˌ)tāz \

Definition of reverse transcriptase

: a polymerase especially of retroviruses that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template

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1971

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reverse transcriptase

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medical Definition of reverse transcriptase

: a polymerase especially of retroviruses that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template

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