reverse transcription

noun

Definition of reverse transcription

: the process of synthesizing DNA using RNA as a template and reverse transcriptase as a catalyst

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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reverse transcription

noun

Medical Definition of reverse transcription

: the process of synthesizing DNA using RNA as a template and reverse transcriptase as a catalyst

Other Words from reverse transcription

reverse-transcribe transitive verb reverse transcribed; reverse transcribing

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