telomerase

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noun tel·o·me·rase \te-ˈlō-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Definition of telomerase

  1. :  a DNA polymerase that is a ribonucleoprotein catalyzing the elongation of chromosomal telomeres in eukaryotic cell division and is particularly active in cancer cells

1988

First Known Use of telomerase

1988


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telomerase

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noun tel·o·me·rase \te-ˈlō-mə-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\

Medical Definition of telomerase

  1. :  a DNA polymerase that is a ribonucleoprotein catalyzing the elongation of chromosomal telomeres in eukaryotic cell division and is particularly active in cancer cells


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