ribozyme

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noun ri·bo·zyme \ˈrī-bə-ˌzīm\

Definition of ribozyme

  1. :  a molecule of RNA that functions as an enzyme (as by catalyzing the cleavage of other RNA molecules)

Origin and Etymology of ribozyme

ribonucleic acid + enzyme


First Known Use: 1982


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ribozyme

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noun ri·bo·zyme \ˈrī-bə-ˌzīm\

Medical Definition of ribozyme

  1. :  a molecule of RNA that functions as an enzyme (as by catalyzing the cleavage of other RNA molecules)


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