reverse transcriptase

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

Definition of reverse transcriptase

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

First Known Use of reverse transcriptase

1971


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reverse transcriptase

noun reverse tran·scrip·tase

Medical Definition of reverse transcriptase

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


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