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, in the meaning defined above

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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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